The coconut triangle in Sri Lanka
Building up a sustainable supply of certified organic coconut oil and flour has proven to be a real challenge for us over the last year as demand has surged and our Mozambique partner has just not been able to keep up.
For several months now I have been researching other suppliers around the world (in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka) trying to find an additional source of oil that meets our standards. I have learnt over the years to seek out wherever possible the source rather than rely on middlemen/brokers because proof of provenance (who makes it, how they make it) is really the only way to confirm quality, especially when it comes to organic.
My search finally led me to a family-owned oil producer in the coconut triangle of Sri Lanka whose response to my …