On his latest visit to India, Lukas Niederhauser discovered something interesting. He found that the coffee his customers had always described as spicy, was in fact caused by pepper growing on the same trees as the coffee beans. Now Cafethek is devoting itself to terroir-coffee and the procurement of know-how, well-founded on the most recent developments. “We discover such things over and over,” Cafethek’s founder Lukas Niederhauser says. “On tasting and analysing our singlelot coffees and talking to our enthusiastic customers, sensory qualities crystallise which reflect the factors of the production.” Niederhauser notices direct links between the flavour, particular methods of processing or intercropping and the botanical origin in each of his coffees.