Our Coffee Certifications
USDA ORGANIC CERTIFIED:
The USDA Organic Certification on our products regulates organic agricultural practices by ensuring the preservation or enhancement of water and soil quality; wetlands, woodlands and wildlife conservation; and preventing the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering. USDA Organic coffee also averages a $.0255 per pound increase in market price for coffee producers.
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED:
The Fair Trade Certification seeks to increase welfare for small farming families and communities by safeguarding ethical trade practices at every stage in the supply chain. A Fair Trade Certification guarantees a minimum market price for all Fair Trade coffee plus up to a $0.20 premium per pound. All Fair Trade premiums are designated for social, economic and environmental development projects that are democratically selected by each community based upon greatest need.
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED:
The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal ensures that our coffee is regularly audited to meet strict standards of social, environmental and economic sustainability. These standards seek to promote and continuously improve biodiversity, natural resource conservation, effective planning and farm management systems, and improved livelihoods and human wellbeing.
DIRECT TRADE CERTIFIED:
Direct trade we have a one-on-one relationship with the farmers and their coffee comes straight from the farms to us, without any middlemen. The direct trade model ensures the farmers get paid a higher premium and we can set a higher quality standard.