Exquisite taste from South America's highlands

The quality of the coffee is as important as the right preparation when it comes to creating the perfect cup. This is why Miele has commissioned the creation of its own blend: the Miele Black Edition N°1. This exclusive coffee was created specifically for Miele and with Miele coffee machines in mind. It can be ordered from the Miele online shop (www.miele.shop.com).
Miele's Black Edition N°1 coffee blend was composed specifically for Miele in cooperation with the Vollmer private roastery. Great care is taken when the beans are roasted in a gentle drum roasting procedure. This takes a little longer than an industrial-assembly-line roasting process and demands all the sensitivity of experienced masters in coffee roasting. The result is a highly harmonious and balanced blend comprising 4 fine hand-picked types of Arabica beans from South America. Particular attention has naturally been paid to fair trade and organic conditions.
For the Black Edition N°1, four types of high-quality Arabica beans from the highlands of South America were selected. As the name suggests, the Robusta plant is more robust than the Arabica and is less susceptible to diseases, however around the world the flavour of the Arabica bean is considered to be of a higher quality. The Arabica bean grows at higher altitudes of 600 to 2100 m. When cultivated at an altitude of above 1000 m, the Arabica bean is also known as “mountain” coffee, which stands for particularly high quality. The reason for this is that the low temperatures in high-altitude locations slow down the ripening process of the cherries. This gives the cherries more time to form acids and compounds that have a positive influence on the flavour.
Miele's Black Edition N°1 is certified as a fair trade product. Coffee has also been a pioneer in the field of fair trade products. Fair trade coffee is making a valuable contribution towards improving the living and working conditions of coffee growers and their families in developing countries and is also promoting the protection of the environment. Fair trade coffee can be directly traced through all stages of production. 100 per cent of the coffee originates from fair trade coffee cooperatives.
Organic certification*
Every company producing ecologically grown produce must be certified according to EU rules on organic farming in order to market products within the EU. This certification comprises the entire organic production chain – including growing, processing, transportation, warehousing and trading. This means that it is not just our supplier Vollmer Kaffee, a family-run coffee roasting company, that has organic certification. Miele too now has organic certification as a warehousing agent and trader in organic coffee for the first time*.
DE-ÖKO-001, non-EU AgricultureMiele cert. no. DE-NW-001-25390-BD Figures as examples for showing the product benefit