The Tradition Continues
We Did it Again!
We re-certified as a B Corp with a score of 107.3, over double the score of an ordinary business. The world of specialty coffee has changed so much since our humble beginnings, yet one constant has always been true for us, to use coffee as a medium for change.
Our Co-Founder Paul Katzeff's early experience in Nicaragua showed us "why" it is so important to improve the lives of our coffee farmers and their communities. Over the years we have gotten better at the "how", and now our farmer's green coffee beans have grown into the award-winning roasted coffee beans that we share with you.
The initial certification was in 2015 with B Lab, the third-party certifier. Every three years we are up to re-certify with the latest version of the B Impact Assessment. Their rigorous certification process is evaluated on 5 aspects of our business; Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. In essence, B Lab is helping us to ensure a high level of transparency so we can see how our ideals stack up with our actions.
Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment. We are honored as Best For The World: Changemakers 2019 and Best For The World: Community from 2016 - 2018.
Our team loves what they do, and we hope you love the mix of good beans, and good people, all doing good for our communities.
We continue to learn as our business navigates our fifth decade of specialty coffee roasting. To get better and better, B Corp certification challenges us to align with our values and spotlight areas we want to improve on. One area of our focus is with you, our customers. Please reach out with your suggestions, and let us know what you want to see from us. We will do our best to show up for you. Our team loves what they do, and we hope you love the mix of good beans, and good people, all doing good for our communities. Thanksgiving Coffee continues to roast fine beans and bring you excellent coffee. Thank you for being part of our Thanksgiving Family - you matter to us.
Lavender Grace is the Sustainable Ecology Consultant for Thanksgiving Coffee Company.