The coffee industry has a tremendous impact (positive and negative) on the environment, social equity, and peace in coffee growing regions. While certifications are fundamental to our work, our practices often go far beyond the standards that Fair Trade & Organic Certification have set.
We believe in supporting the work that certifying organizations do to raise awareness and hold the coffee industry accountable. Here is what our certifications mean:
B Corp Certified
B Corps are leading a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.LEARN MORE
The international FAIRTRADE Mark appears on over 27,000 products sold in more than 120 countries. When you buy products with the international FAIRTRADE Mark, you make a positive difference for small-scale farmers and workers around the world. Products bearing the Mark meet the social, economic and environmental standards set by Fairtrade.LEARN MORE
The majority of our coffee products are certified Orgranic.
Organic agriculture produces products using methods that help to preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.
USDA Organic standards determine how farmers can grow crops and raise livestock and which materials they may use, in order to achieve certification.
Smithsonian “Bird-Friendly” Coffee
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has developed a certification for coffee that meet their strict standards – coffee that is 100% organic and shade-grown. They call it Bird Friendly Coffee.
Their seal of approval ensures tropical “agroforests” are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from your backyard to faraway farms producing the beans you enjoy every morning.