In a strategic move that prioritizes environmental responsibility and shared values, Slow Forest Coffee (Denmark) and Krakakoa (Indonesia) have merged to form a unified brand: Slow. This alliance creates a powerful force that transcends mere business potential, aiming to drive positive change within the coffee and chocolate industries.
Underpinned by their shared commitment to sustainability, regenerative agriculture, and planetary well-being, Slow promises to amplify its impact on a global scale. By combining their expertise and presence, the company will be able to reach a wider audience, inspiring others to join the movement towards a more sustainable future for food and our planet.
“The synergies between our Krakakoa and Slow Forest Coffee are just massive. The merger and fit between our two companies are as perfect as the pairing of chocolate and coffee. We were both founded on the vision of challenging and changing traditional food systems towards sustainable practices, and we have both proven that sustainable solutions and business growth can go hand-in-hand,” says Sebastian Nielsen, CEO of Slow.
Strengthening sustainability together
The union of Slow Forest Coffee and Krakakoa represents the natural progression of two organizations with a shared mission to champion sustainable agricultural practices. This collaboration amplifies their potential to make a more significant impact on climate change mitigation, biodiversity preservation, and the protection of wildlife, all while ensuring the sustainable production of coffee and chocolate. By working in unison, they can further advance their joint cause of creating a better world for current and future generations.
Empowering farmers and communities
Both Slow Forest Coffee and Krakakoa share a deep commitment to improving the lives of farmers and local communities at the heart of their supply chains, ensuring the production of high-quality, ethically sourced coffee and cacao products. Through the merger, they combine their strengths, resources, and knowledge to empower those who depend on coffee and cacao cultivation for their livelihoods. Together, they become a beacon of hope for communities striving for prosperity.
“The merger of Krakakoa and Slow Forest Coffee will allow us to scale even further and faster than we could as individual companies – all for the benefit of people and planet. Our joint agroforestry operations will now span across Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam, and with commercial activities and both Asia and Europe, we are building a cross-continental powerhouse of impact-driven consumables.”, says Sabrina Mustopo, Founder & CEO of Krakakoa.
Welcoming investment towards a sustainable future
The investment from Indika Nature represent a pivotal moment for the newly formed Slow Forest Coffee/Krakakoa organization. Indika Nature, renowned for its dedication to fostering sustainable business ventures and its extensive experience in the field, brings invaluable expertise to this partnership. The investment is not merely financial; it is a testament to the collective commitment to environmental conservation and positive change.
Unlocking business potential and scaling sustainability
Furthermore, the merger and investments shed light on the exciting business opportunities that lie ahead. Slow Forest Coffee's extensive B2B experience, combined with Krakakoa's consumer market strength, sets the stage for innovative business ventures in the coffee and chocolate industry. Together, they will expand their influence, enter new markets, and reaffirm their position as leaders in showcasing how sustainability and business growth can coexist.
Positive prospects for the future
As Slow Forest Coffee and Krakakoa unite and receive support from Indika Nature, they look forward to a future filled with opportunities, new markets, and scaled operations. This partnership showcases the possibility of harmonizing sustainability with business success in the coffee and chocolate industry, paving the way for a more sustainable, prosperous, and equitable future. Leveraging their combined expertise and resources, they are well-positioned to create a positive impact not only in the world of sustainable agriculture but also in the broader business landscape.