Charles Darwin Foundation & 1835 COFFEE LAB

Commitment to the environment and protection of the Galápagos ecosystem.   1835 COFFEE LAB achieves its first commitment to the environment and the protection of the Galápagos islands.   In the difficult task of preserving the environment and the fragile ecosystems of the Galapagos through responsible and respectful practices with the natural environment, from October 15 of this year, 1835 COFFEE LAB will support the Charles Darwin Scientific Foundation in the various projects of research for the conservation of the ecosystems that it develops, through an annual economic donation, which will be collected directly from sales of the coffee originating in the Galapagos Islands. We are excited, that just a few months after the birth of 1835 COFFEE LAB we have reached this important goal, supporting the Charles Darwin Scientific Foundation in its research and complementary actions for the conservation of Galapagos habitat. We believe that being an active member in the search and implementation of sustainable practices in Galapagos, is and will remain in the future as a basic pillar of the company, therefore we will continue to promote our own initiatives and cooperation agreements with all those institutions that promote good environmental, social and / or fair and equitable economic distribution practices.      

Galapagos Art & Science

Commitment to the quality of life and the development of the community. 1835 COFFEE LAB recognizes, respects and considers the interests of the community and responds to their concerns through activities and projects that link them and contribute to improving their quality of life. Fulfilling the social responsibility objectives proposed in its business policies, 1835 COFFEE LAB will support the Arabesque Dance Center of San Cristobal Island, which on October 6, 2018 will participate in the contest organized by the Inter-American Confederation of Dance Professionals " CIAD "representing Galapagos and Ecuador, an event that will take place in the city of Madrid - Spain. "CIAD" is a movement that was born with the idea of ​​developing better opportunities for young people, generating resources for the development of dance in Latin American countries and that performs this type of event in order to provide children and young people opportunities for them to have experiential experiences through dance that help them become visionary and integral human beings. The children and young people of the Arabesque Dance Center of San Cristobal Island will be our ambassadors and in charge of carrying a beautiful message of conservation and care of the Galápagos environment, being dance, as well as their passion, an instrument of communication. To the children and young people of the Arabesque Dance Center of San Cristobal Island, 1835 COFFEE LAB and the entire Galápagos community wishes them the best of luck and sincerely thanks them for representing us beyond our borders ... SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN !!!  

1835 COFFEE LAB on the Earth’s Day

As you may know, 1835 Coffee Lab work based on sustainability lines, due to it, we are activly working with public and private initiatives for the Environment. In this time we were part of the declaratory against the use of plastics, realized in Galapagos for the Earth's Day. Here we have some interest topics found by the World Economic Forum.
  1. Oceans and seas are being contaminated with 8 millions of tons of plastic wastes per year approximately.
  2. 70% of the plastics in the oceans and seas, go to the bottom of it, just the 30% of all the wastes stay over the surface.
  3. Worldwide there are five islands of wastes, distributed through the Atlantic, Indic and Pacific Oceans.
  4. Plastics production on Earth is growing without being stopped, for 2020, there will be 500 million tons of plastics produced per year.
  5. Between 2002 and 2013, there was an increase of the 50% of the plastics production.
100% committed with the environment...1835 Coffee Lab.  

Did you know?

In the year of 1835, during a hot day, the Young Charles Darwin arrived to a beautiful and heavenly place, surrounded by sea and full of incredible wildlife never seen before. In that Paradise called Galapagos, a delicious cup of coffee was his inspiration to develop the species evolution theory. In this place, due to its volcanic soil and micro climate, unique in the world, is possible the exceptional development of the coffee trees, and because of this, in Galapagos you can taste one of the most delicious and exotic coffees all over the world. In 1835 Coffee Lab, we take care of all the process to guarantee our coffee’s flavor, and to give a complete sensory experience to our customers. What is 1835 COFFEE LAB? It’s a Specialty Coffee Shops Chain with a sustainable vision, 100% focused in coffee and all the things around it, using as our star the Galapagos Coffees, and from other Ecuador’s origins. As an environment responsible Company, we’re creating an atmosphere in which everyone get touched with the care of the planet, because of that it’s built with recycled elements, involving our customers with the concept, so they’ll always want to return. Also we’ve the goal of increase the coffee culture in the islands, with sustainability and social responsibility programs, committed with the product and all the supply chain, with fair trade to the farmers and respecting all the coffee value chain. 1835 COFFEE LAB is the result of a dedicated process in which we’ve the part of every link of the coffee value chain, including farmers, sensory analysts, professional roasters, graders and specialized baristas. It’s the fruit of years of dedication, knowledge and experience in the coffee world, and it goes much more far tan it looks. We want you to be part of this amazing sensory experience, sharing with us, a diverse and balanced range of flavors, that will last in your palate and memory forever. Welcome to the Lab in the Enchanted Islands...!!!

Brief introduction about coffee and its presence in Ecuador…

Coffee is one of the most consumed stimulant drinks in the world, although there are countries that have not developed habits in their consumption, the infusion that delights for its smell and flavor. America because of the geographical and climatic characteristics has all the conditions to cultivate coffee especially with the varieties Arabica (Coffea arabica) and robusta (Coffea canephora), as well as varieties Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Gesha, among others. In Latin America, the coffee zones of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Central America, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and the Caribbean, Cuba. Ecuador is a country of the Latin American which produces, and almost exclusively, coffee of the Arabica species, being one of the largest exporters in the world of this variety. The surface assigned to the agricultural field is almost 30% of the country extending the cultivation of coffee by the east coast and the north of the country. From there, the government launched an Agro Action Plan, in the period 2003-2015; with the purpose of promoting the agricultural sector. (Susaeta, 2008)

What Do You Know About Sustainability?

The concept of quality is fundamental in the philosophy of our company, since it is precisely the continuous search of it  that sets in motion a virtuous circle that creates value for all the interlocutors involved, from the coffee grower to the consumer of the cup. Quality and sustainability are for the company an inseparable binomial: an excellent product to be; can only be sustainable. Sustainability is understood in its triple meaning: economic, social and environmental. Economic sustainability is pursued through the creation of value for all the interlocutors, from the growers to the final consumer. Social sustainability is based on the concept of individual growth and self-realization. In addition, environmental sustainability is based on planet respect, for example through the use of recyclable packaging and low impact practices. Source: Sustainable development for '1835 COFFEE LAB' is translated into a continuous balance between improvement and innovation, on the one hand, and responsibility towards people and the environment, on the other: a middle ground between the current and legitimate perform of modernity and the possibilities for those who will come, to have at least the same opportunities as us. Ecosystem protection is for us an integral part of the search for sustainable excellence. In addition to promoting and developing environmentally friendly cultivation practices in the plantations, the company strives to reduce the impact on the ecosystem of the entire production process.