The use of QR codes for payments has been gaining traction as an alternative to traditional debit and credit card payments. Hence, the payment industry participants led by the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. (PPMI), under the guidance of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has launched in November 2019 the “QR Ph” as the National QR Code standard.
Under BSP Circular No. 1055, the BSP requires all participating payment service providers, including banks and non-bank electronic money issuers (EMIs), to adopt QR Ph. The primary rationale for the adoption of a national standard is to foster payment system efficiency by transforming the fragmented QR-driven payment services in the country into interoperable payment solutions. This approach is expected to substantially minimize the need for merchants and customers to maintain common accounts with payment service providers and for billers to display numerous QR codes.
As of October 2021, these are the following banks that are supported to make transactions with us.
This coffee was milled in Popayan then transported to Caldas to be decaffeinated using a natural decaffeination process also known as “Sugar Cane Decaffeination”.
The decaffeination process of this coffee starts by conditioning the coffee beans with water and steam to increase the moisture content and swell the bean so that the caffeine can be extracted. Then the beans are washed with E.A. (Ethanol Acetate made from fermented sugar cane) to dissolve the caffeine, which dissolves the caffeine. Finally, the beans are cleaned with water and steam and dried until reaching moisture similar to what they had prior to the process.
The Kaparao Regional Profile is a result of a project in partnership with Burgeon Specialty Coffee and “Caparao Junior”, a non-profit organization. The project objective is to provide technician agronomists to the development of coffee production in the region, being a mutual benefit to the young professionals’ development as to support the producers on improvements of production. It’s a project with social and environmental positive results as it engages the community at the same time it enhances sustainable production practices. Kaparao Regional Profile creates volume avenues in the “Serra do Caparao” region which produces unique coffees through family labor bringing young generations back to the field through the work on the production and environmental preservation.
The “Serra do Caparao” is a mountainous region, situated in the southwest of Brazil on the states’ border of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santos. A region of unique climate and topography as it’s surrounded by the national park called ‘Parque Nacional Caparao’, a representative area of native rainforest known as Mata Atlantica. In this region, it has been registered the lowest temperatures of both states, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santos. A microclimate that promotes the production of high-quality coffee due to the slow maturation of the cherries and as a result a later harvest up to November/December known as ‘Flowers of March’.
The Kaparo Regional Profile developed by Burgeon Specialty Coffee is a bridge that creates an avenue of volume to small producers while at the same time assures quality and consistency to the roasters.