feral trade coffee El Volador
from Finca El Volador Coatapec, Mexico
Coffee farmed by Álvaro Soberanes at sky high altitude of 1500m, under old growth leguminous trees which pump nitrogen back into the soil, nothing more needs to be added. The farm is called El Volador which means the Flying One. The Cerro de la Campana area near Coatepec, Veracruz provides almost perfect conditions for coffee growing, producing one of the best coffees in Mexico if not the World. ferally traded since: 22/11/12.
Feral Trade Bristol, UK to Western Sydney University Sydney, Australia
dispatched 19/11/19 delivered 25/11/19
coffee El Volador shipment FER-2558
REMARKS: household gift, from the last few held back kilos of feral trade coffee stock, upon the occasion of trader's phd visiting fellowship at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
QTY: 1 units at bag each
FROM: Feral Trade in Bristol, UK
TO: Western Sydney University in Sydney, Australia
SENDER:kate rich
RECEIVER: Katherine Gibson
REQUESTED: to ship between 19/11/19 and 29/11/19
STATUS: delivered Western Sydney University 25/11/19
MAP route map
COURIER: Alvaro Soberanes  tres guerras ground transport  Solori Forwarding  ALDEBARAN container ship  JAG-UFS  kate rich  kate rich  Katherine Gibson 
TOTAL ROUTE:  Finca El Volador-Veracruz Port-Southhampton Port-Coffee Compass roasters-Feral Trade-Bristol bus station-London Heathrow Airport-LAX Los Angeles airport-jennadidier.com-Melbourne Tullamarine Airport-Amess St-Southern Cross Station-Yass Junction station-Canberra West Row-Canberra station-Sydney Central station--Western Sydney University

coffee El Volador Feral Trade to Western Sydney University 1. katherine gibson kitchen with feral trade coffee 2. morning feral coffee service picnic point 3. feral coffee drinkers rebecca johnston ruth buchanan katherine gibson kate rich 4. feral coffee receiver and courier with gymea lily
Shipping Facts
FER-2062 import purchase & freight
672 x coffee El Volador 500g baggrossper 500g bag
Price paid to farmer for 420 KG green coffee beans 41,300 MXN at 25 MXN to GBP £1622 £2.41
Transport from Xalapa to Veracruz, 1,600 MXN £65 £0.10
Export permissions, 7,000 MXN £285 £0.42
Fitosanitary permissions 1,500 MXN £61 £0.09
Customs Veracruz 350 USD at 1.43 USD to GBP, a payment made right side of the Brexit referendum June 23rd, after which pound plunged to $1.31, £245 £0.36
Shipping Veracruz to Felixstowe with SFW (Solari Forwarding) 502.70 USD £352 £0.52
Customs clearance uk £35 £0.05
Terminal handling, Felixstowe port £107.6 £0.16
Customs inspection, Felixstowe, when consignment was selected for inspection by Port Health £104.59 £0.16
Handover fee to UK agent JAGFS £75 £0.11
Documentation fee to JAGFS £50 £0.07
HMC entry levy £16.7 £0.02
Port security fee £6.5 £0.01
Delivery by road fom port to roaster Coffee Compass in Littlehampton £102 £0.15
Coffee Compass roasting at £2.40 per kg green beans £1008 £1.50
Road transport roaster to feraltrade at £7.80 per 20.5KG roasted coffee £128 £0.19
Metalised coffee bags at 36p+ VAT £241.92 £0.36
Courier Report FER-2558 DISPATCHED: 19/11/19 DELIVERED: 25/11/19 kate rich travelled to sydney via train from melbourne with a stopover in canberra. atmospheric conditions dominated impressions of this courier journey so here is the overview. from northern victoria the canberra train + coach ride was encloaked in dust haze blown in from mildura area an output of drought and early fire season. conditions cleared over the weekend & arrived into sydney monday eve for pick-up by katherine at revesby station under the municipally joke signage for the 'kiss & ride'. coffee delivery celebrated by torrential overnight downpour. sydney weather conditions maintained clement weather through the week, as can be seen in the pictures below taken by visiting canadian law professors rebecca johnston & ruth buchanan joining us for morning coffee on the terrace of katherine's picnic point home. on the weekend swathes of fires extending up to the gold coast and down to the victorian border tipped the following week into unprecedented smoke haze, trapped by a temperature inversion in hazaardous concentrations over sydney's south west suburbs (as elsewhere), the almost edgeless extensiveness of this phenomenon in both space and time matched only by the micro-scale of its PM2.5 particles, no longer not in our backyard, soberly witnessed ingested.
onward transit of FER-2062 from Finca El Volador arrived Feral Trade 2016-07-26
Alvaro Soberanes Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:51:52 -0600 From: Álvaro Soberanes Subject: Re: news please! Hello Kate, I have a quotation for shipment, but there are details to change: is about 550 usd. (LCL. Cafe . VOL. 1.87m3 // 420 KGS) (with soher again) This don´t include transport from Xalapa to veracruz port. I will use tres guerras trasnport, the quoted 2000 pesos (100 usd aprox) I´m waiting for custom agents´s prices. (with beristain again) Permisions for export are on the way (2 ministry of agriculture and 1 tresury-customs), and then i´ll calculate coffee price with accuracy. Almost there.
kate rich Lost contact with farmer while coffee on its multi-week journey from port of Veracuz MEX to Southampton UK via Hamburg, in the dutch registered container ship ALDEBARAN https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/245882000. Veracruz shipping agents SFW luckily supplied the missing paperwork although a mini bureaucratic panic ensued when the ALDEBARAN docked 10 days before expected in Felixstowe, perhaps due to a speed trans-shipment in Hamburg, with trader still lacking the commercial invoice required for customs clearance UK side despite supplying phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, export declaration, bill of lading & maritime instructions card. Fortunately the invoice documentation arrived with speed from the forwarder SFW in Mexico, only for trader to be advised that the shipment was being held by Port Health for unknown inspection, which was done of course at the trader's expense of £104.59. After Port Health release the shipment then jumped through a mindwarp of bureacratic hoops due to technicalities in the documents (forwarder error), draft document only of the HBL waybill supplied (forwarder refused to update, then relented) & news from Hamburg that forwarder had put the whole shipment on hold complaining of incomplete payment. A 29-email exchange with UK freight agent JAGFS helped unravel the crazed train of supply. Eventually trader texted the farmer in Mexico & all was mysteriously resolved, coffee trucked to the roaster Coffee Compass in Littlehampton on July 20th.
coffee El Volador transit: Finca El Volador to Feral Trade
freight and handling coffee El Volador to Western Sydney University sponsored by
FERALTRADE products passed by hand. The word 'feral' describes a process that is deliberately wild, as in pigeon, as opposed to nature wild (wolf). Feral Trade freight operates largely outside commercial channels, using the surplus potential of social, cultural and data networks for the distribution of goods. contact kate@feraltrade.org