Our coffee is delicious, that’s kind of obvious. But did you know it’s also organic and fair trade?
Certified Organic means herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers were not used to grow the coffee beans. Fair Trade is a bit more complex. Here is an explanation from Mother Earth News:
“Fair Trade is a designation developed to help consumers support products that come from farms that have been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions (forced child labor is prohibited). In addition, producers on certified farms are paid a premium to apply to projects such as healthcare, women’s leadership initiatives and micro-finance programs, as voted on by the farmers and workers themselves.
Fair Trade Certified also ensures that farmers obey internationally monitored environmental standards, while empowering farmers and farm workers with financial incentives and resources for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation and environmental education.”