Australian coffee brand St Remio has launched its first sustainably sourced organic coffee pod range, which is the only range compatible with Aldi’s Expressi coffee machine.
Developed using the company’s own patented technology Bio-Organic pod, the Bio-Organic Expressi and Caffitaly coffee pods come in three blends: Aromatic (intensity 9); Espresso (intensity 12); and Robust (intensity 14).
St Remio was founded by Trent Knox and Julia Tink after a trip to Rwanda. Proceeds from St Remio sales go towards the funding of development projects and supporting coffee-growing communities through education and infrastructure. In turn, this helps coffee growers develop business skills to achieve a fair price for their product.
This year, female farmers of Cocagi in West Rwanda will continue to receive support from St Remio through the purchase of four more hectares of land and 8000 coffee and other seedlings to diversify the farming community’s income.
“A great cup of coffee is one thing, but a great cup of coffee with real purpose is another. With St Remio, it’s your coffee, full circle,” said Knox.
“Each time a customer purchases St Remio it allows us to do more and be more for communities like Cocagi in Rwanda, and it’s rewarding for our customers to know that their choice is having a positive impact on the lives of others.
“We now have a unique opportunity to reach the Expressi consumers, an otherwise untapped market, and engage with them to not only enjoy great coffee but be part of a positive movement. We’re excited for the Bio-Organic range to arrive in more than 850 Coles stores across Australia,” said Tink.
St Remio’s Organic coffee range is available at Coles in a pack of ten for RRP $5.00.
Knox added the consumer shift to organic products has seen an increased demand for organic coffee both locally and internationally.
The company’s growth is testimony to that, with it recording a 104 per cent increase in online sales across its product range over the past three months along the east coast of Australia.
“St Remio outsold Lavazza A Modo Mio, Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Espressotoria in units in Q1 at Coles this year. It’s a big achievement for a young brand further showing how we are resonating with the consumer,” said Knox.