150 years of experience dedicated to coffee, to working coffee and to pleasing coffee drinkers; 145 years have allowed the Barbera company to perfect an ‘integrated’ quality work method; product, process development, national and international client services, and environmental protection. For these same, sound entrepreneurial and moral principals which the Barbera family have handed down for more than a century, it has only been natural for them to adhere to voluntary, international rules, regarding quality, environment and product certification, thereby obtaining prestigious recognition.
CSC: Barbera has been a member of CSC (Certified Speciality Coffee) for more than 15 years. CSC is an association born of the experience and passion of a group of Italian roasters with a single common purpose: that of promoting the culture of quality coffee.
CSC certificates, with rigorous controls which lead to sure, demonstrable quality standards, guarantee the supply chain from plantation to the final cup of coffee. The association has issued the Barbera company with a special counterfeit-proof stamp, placed on the packaging, for their certified special blends, as a guarantee of excellence.
La certificazione, rilasciata da uno dei principali Organismi di controllo autorizzati, attesta la produzione di miscele di caffè provenienti da coltivazione biologica, in conformità al regolamento europeo CE 834/07.
L’Agricoltura Biologica, e la successiva trasformazione del prodotto, è un sistema di produzione agricola che privilegia la gestione razionale delle risorse a salvaguardia dell’agroecosistema in tutti i suoi aspetti. Le norme prevedono, in tutte le fasi di produzione e preparazione, il divieto di l’utilizzo di prodotti chimici di sintesi e di prodotti contenenti OGM (Organismi Geneticamente Modificati). Inoltre è richiesto il rispetto di importanti principi tra cui: metodi autorizzati sul trattamento del suolo, divieto di utilizzo prodotti fitosanitari se non quelli autorizzati, e l’obbligo di utilizzo di sementi di origine biologica
All Barbera products are characterized by rigorous quality controls throughout the supply chain, from purchase of raw materials through to packaging.
The UNI EN ISO 9001/2000 certificate, issued by the international agency DNV Det Norske Veritas, testifies that the Barbera company management system has applied all the quality requirements necessary for the entire production process: importation, development, roasting, packing and distribution of coffee.
Barbera 1870 is amongst the first companies in the industry, at an international level, to have a system of food safety management conforming to the ISO 22000:2005 norm - a guarantee for the consumer, certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) one of the world’s leading certification bodies.
We are proud to have obtained, in 2004, and consistently maintained, the main international certification for environmental protection, UNI EN ISO 14001, issued by the international certifying body, Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
This testifies the company’s sincere commitment to continual improvement regarding environmental protection.
Barbera management, with a proactive approach, is investing and committing human resources and technology to reduce its environmental impact, setting up a process of improvement which will yearly bring about visible, quantifiable results.
Far-sightedly, the company chose to adopt solar energy when it first arrived in Italy, taking advantage of the early incentives offered by the Italian government, installing a system of photovoltaic panels, forming today a plant of 40 KW, producing an average of 4,600 KW per month, for an annual total of between 55-60,000 KW. In this way, Barbera has achieved an energy cost saving of between 20-30%, and also supplies the energy grid, thereby obtaining an economic return, lowering fixed costs and, at the same time, promoting green economy. Again highlighting commitment toward environmental protection, the company has been carrying out differentiated refuse collection for over 10 years, carefully following all procedures for waste disposal.