Gemalen Koffie (Coffea arabica)
Coffee is definitely the stimulant! On the skin and scalp, it boosts blood circulation, which revives the skin and promotes healthy hair growth. The familiar powder also gives a gentle buff, prevents hair loss, and helps achieve chocolate undertones in hair colouring - all wrapped in an amazing scent.
The coffee tree (Coffea arabica) is an evergreen shrub native to Ethiopia. It grows fragrant, star-shaped white flowers which then turn into small, round, red fruits. Each fruit contains two seeds, also called ‘beans’, that change dramatically in taste and caffeine content when roasted.
Used in Yemen since the 6th century to make stimulating drinks, coffee beans were first introduced to Europe in the early 17th century and became very popular thereafter. Now widespread in most kitchen cupboards around the globe, it is less known for its cosmetic use, although many homemade recipes praise its ability to give the skin a light, temporary tanning effect.
Ground coffee is purchased from a local roastery to our manufacturing sites in Poole, Dorset. They seek to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible by using renewable energies in their facilities, by only supplying local businesses by electric vehicle or bicycle, and by using reusable containers.
The roaster is also committed to paying a fair price for their beans. The coffee used in our products comes from a farm in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador. The volcanic soil and unique microclimate make this place perfect for coffee tree growth. Offering social and environmental activities to their community is also part of the farm’s routine.