“A coffee farmer will love their trees when they provide food, shelter, education, and health care for their family. When a farmer loves their trees, they will care for them in a way that produces fine quality and flavor. Great coffee derives from the welfare of the farmer and their family. It is true for all farmers who work the land, including our local farmers.”
–PAUL KATZEFF, FOUNDER
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:
We partner with small family farms and cooperatives in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Laos, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Sumatra, Uganda, and even Hawaii.
We are proud to partner with these amazing, hard-working farms and cooperatives and to pay a sustainable, fair trade price for their coffee.
We invite you to learn more.