Necessary's inaugural Dark Roast offering is from Brazil, purchased from producers in the region of Espíritu Santo. Our specific lot from the 2021 harvest is a regional community blend, composed of coffee bought from multiple small family farms - most of which are located in close proximity to Santa Maria de Jetibá.
Espíritu Santo is a fascinating outlier within the coffee producing regions of Brazil. In contrast to many better known Brazilian coffee regions, Espíritu Santo is quite hilly - making it impossible to implement the large scale mechanized production that is common elsewhere. This is a region of small family farms rather than sprawling coffee estates. Additionally, the region is quite close to the ocean which means that the climate is cooler, windier, and wetter. The humidity of the climate means natural processing is much more difficult to execute consistently, so fully washed coffees - usually a rarity in Brazil - are very common in this region.
While our sourcing team is still at an early stage of information-gathering on the Espíritu Santo front, we have been incredibly impressed with the quality of the coffees that we have tasted from this part of Brazil, and hope that this initial Dark Roast project may be the first step towards a broader partnership in the region.
At Necessary we work with a small group of trusted supply chain partners who share our commitment to the pursuit of long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with the coffee producing communities that we buy from.
Our foundational sourcing partnerships go back multiple years. Though Necessary was founded in 2019, our sister company, Passenger, has existed since 2014. During countless trips to coffee producing countries, our sourcing team has been presented with the same question over and over: "what will it take for you to buy more of our crop." Necessary was created to answer this question—to be a home for these delicious coffees that are equally deserving of a good price, and present the everyday flavors most coffee consumers look for.
Since our start in 2019, all Necessary coffees have been sourced in close collaboration with the same small group of supply chain partners: Osito Coffee and the Divino Niño producer group in Colombia, the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, and the Kata Muduga Farmer’s Cooperative Union in Ethiopia.
New Compostable Coffee Bags
Necessary's new 325g plant based coffee pouches are fully compostable! These pouches can be composted in a commercial composting facility or even in your own backyard in 90 to 180 days.
Certified by BPI® (Biodegradable Products Institute) & DIN.