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About Quality

Finest organic quality from Lebensbaum means much more than avoiding sprays and the like. It means plenty of sunshine, essential oils, no added aromas and, of course, no chemical or synthetic pesticides: key to the quality of a Lebensbaum product are a multitude of factors. And why is that, you may ask. Here’s the answer.

100% organic

We work only with raw ingredients that are 100% organic. Organically produced foods are among the most strictly controlled foodstuffs.

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They are marked with the EU certified organic food label. “[…] in chemical-analytical terms, organic products frequently and demonstrably show better quality features than conventional produce. In several instances they boast equally good features and only in rare cases poorer quality features than conventional produce,” notes the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on its website. It continues: “As the use of chemical and synthetic fertilisers and pesticides in organic production is banned, there are hardly any residues of these substances in organic products. This is repeatedly confirmed by investigations carried out in the course of official food inspections.”

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Ecological and social quality

We want our products to be of high quality not only in terms of taste, but in ecological and social aspects as well.

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Social quality: we have our raw ingredients grown only by partners who adhere to internationally recognised employment standards (reasonable working hours, safeguards against child labour as defined by the ILO, etc.). Often our partners do a great deal more. They build schools for the children of their employees, finance healthcare facilities and support their region’s rural culture. Ecological quality: Coffee, tea and spices are cultivated in accordance with the EU-Eco Regulation. And it says there in Title II, Article 3: Organic production shall pursue the following general objectives: a) establish a sustainable management system for agriculture that: i) respects nature’s systems and cycles and sustains and enhances the health of soil, water, plants and animals and the balance between them […].

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Optimum local conditions

Our speciality products require optimum local conditions.

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We therefore procure our black teas from Darjeeling, cinnamon from Sri Lanka and coffee from Mexican Sierra Madre de Chiapas. This rainforest region with its volcanic soils produces a particularly mild highland coffee.
On top of this comes our growing partners’ expert knowledge of the right plants and methods of cultivation, harvesting and processing. This knowledge is regional, is handed down from generation to generation as a cultural asset and is impossible to replicate. Because quality has a source.

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