ROWAN’S ROYALE (RR) recently participated in a Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Webinar on COVID-19, Coffee and Food Safety. Each year, before inspection for Organic Certification by CERES GmbH, RR must update its Hazard Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Organic Processing. Although much of the SCA Webinar focussed on protecting personnel working in processing plants, roasters, cafes and the management of serving coffee to the public, it raised a number of issues/lessons which we have taken on board and we have adapted our 2020 SOPs. Ensure minimum human interaction with the coffee: At a maximum RR has only 7Read More →

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Dear Friends, We just finished a new batch of roasted beans and can’t wait to share them with you all. While all shipments from California are still suspended, we are shipping orders from Jamaica according to the COVID-19 response guidelines issued by the Jamaican government. In practice, this means we will ship orders out on a first-ordered, first shipped basis as quickly as possible – as allowed by the shelter-in-place order issued last week (which allows for limited movement). We have also noticed that packages which are in transit are delayed due to the pandemic. Please allow for a week’sRead More →

Dear Friends, Due to the effects of COVID-19 our ability to ship orders has been limited. All outgoing shipments from our United States location are suspended until April. Our shipments from Jamaica are limited as per order of the Postal and Telecommunications Department. In an effort to combat the spread of the virus, all shipments to the following territories have been prohibited: Cayman Islands Honduras Djibouti Libya Tunisia French Polynesia Kuwait Sri Lanka Latvia Moldova Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Wuhan, China Shipments to other territories are delayed. We will accept all orders and ship as we areRead More →