Santu Coffee is an Edinburgh-based artisan coffee company importing and supplying Brazilian coffee throughout the capital. Their coffees come directly from the owners, who they know personally, so they know exactly where and when each coffee is produced. As they import the coffee directly everyone is paid a fair price.
Erin and Washington came to me looking for some new packaging design work that reflected the Brazilian origin of their coffee. This was to be applied to packaging and their e-commerce website too. It was important to them to show where the coffee comes from and the farmers that produce it.
Through moodboards, I explored different routes for the packaging design. Along with illustrator Keith Little, we created a black and white illustrative design showing tropical plants and animals indigenous to the Espirito Santo region in Brazil. A simple but decorative site was created to showcase Santu, their coffee and the farmers that produce it. The site was built with Squarespace using a customised theme to match the designs, and with e-commerce functionality to enable them to sell their delicious coffee online.