1. What is the 4C Association?
4C Association is a legitimate, non-profit-making, global (United Nations) coffee industry organization registered in Geneva, Switzerland.The full name of English: Common Code for the Coffee Community".
2. Why should be establish a 4C association?
The coffee crisis in 2001-2002 led to very low coffee prices for a long time, the sustainability of the coffee industry was threatened, and the development of coffee growing areas caused major difficulties. Therefore, growers, traders, and industrial and civil society representatives are aware of the need to work together to address issues that primarily affect the sustainability of the coffee industry.
In 2003, the “4C” association, a coffee community management project initiated by different stakeholder groups, had the slogan “Joining to develop a better coffee world”. In the past 10 years, the 4C Association has continued to be a pre-competitive platform, and stakeholder groups can work together to solve problems affecting sustainable development.
3. What is a 4C department？
The 4C department refers to the production group that produces 4C standard coffee for a long time. A 4C department can be a co-registered small-scale grower, such as cooperatives, farmers' associations, factories, export organizations, etc.
one way exhaust valve are known in a 4C department and anyone who comes into direct contact with coffee is called a business partner.
When you or your customer have high requirement on the coffee kit, please also remember to have your coffee bean packed with a coffee valve without filter.
Brewing methods have different requirements on the powder thickness, exhaust valves without filter is suitable for whole-bean product that can be grinded at home.
Brewing method and the storage condition are both affecting coffee taste, and the exhaust valve with filter installed on package is suitable for powdery product.
We recommend you keep coffee beans in containers with one-way degassing valve, it helps to prevent quality change and to extend shelf life during ‘resting’.