Mahogany Specialty Coffee is a journey to the essence, to our roots. Since the beginning, our work has consisted of understanding and taking care of every little detail of each coffee bean we offer. Only in this way will we have, in our hands, a selection of the best coffees in the world.
This meticulous task begins in the coffee-producing countries, far from our own anchor of Girona. We select unique farms with small-scale producers to offer high quality coffee beans with unique origins. We work exclusively with specialty coffee producers, a category to which only 5% of the world’s coffees belong. This designation is synonymous with quality, traceability and social responsibility.
Erna Knutsen coined the term specialty coffee and in 1974 shared it with the press for the first time in an interview in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. While recording incoming and outgoing green coffee at a coffee trading company in San Francisco, she discovered the existence of “broken batches,” quantities of coffee insufficient for large-scale sale but that nevertheless offered special flavors and aromas. That’s where the idea of selling these small batches to small-scale coffee roasters was born. Erna Knutsen laid the foundations for this new concept, which emphasises the origins and the people involved in the process as part of its commitment to a more conscious and inclusive coffee trade.