Sustainable Coffee

Sustainable Coffee for a Better Future

April 29,2020

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Since 1983 our mission has been to source sustainable coffees from smallfarms, promote ethical and ecologically responsible agricultureprojects, and to provide coffees that cross social and economicboundaries. These are the three guidelines we apply when searching forthe best sustainable coffees around the world.

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  • What Is Sustainable Coffee?

    A coffee is considered sustainable when it is grown in a way thatconserves nature and provides better livelihoods for the people who growand process it. This umbrella term includes certified organic, shadegrown and Rainforest Alliance certified and Farm direct coffees.



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Three areas of help

Doing so allows us to aid three major facets of our industry: The People, The Farms and The Future. With those guidelines in place, we can consciously create a better industry environment where people are better cared for, land can remain healthy and fertile, and a more transparent and safe future can be cultivated.

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What Is Sustainable Coffee?

A coffee is considered sustainable when it is grown in a way thatconserves nature and provides better livelihoods for the people who growand process it. This umbrella term includes certified organic, shadegrown and Rainforest Alliance certified and Farm direct coffees.


How Does Sustainable Coffee Help the People?

Over 125 million farmers and laborers rely on coffee to make aliving. Sustainable coffee comes from farms and co-ops that practicefair labor practices. This combats laborer exploitation in increasinglyvolatile markets that encourage the lowest possible prices. In thepursuit of creating the cheapest product, some producers under pay andover-work laborers; or resort to child labor.


Fair labor practices protect the people and families that depend onfair wages and working conditions to survive, ensuring the coffee wasgrown and processed in an ethical manner. Families working on the farmsare also provided health care and education. These opportunities helpfoster a healthier and better equipped future for those living in thecommunity.


How Does Sustainable Coffee Help the Farms? 

Coffee only grows between the tropics where most of the world’s rainforests are. The easiest way for farmers to expand plantations isdeforestation which destroys wildlife habitats, results in biodiversityloss, disrupts the water cycle and causes soil erosion. Eventually ifthe land is not rejuvenated, there is a risk of desertification thatwill completely transform the land. Shade grown coffee combats thenegative effects of deforestation by keeping the rain forest intact.Coffee is grown in the forest under a canopy of trees where they canthrive. Retaining the rain forest canopy prevents a significantly lessamount of surface water run-off, resulting in less erosion. This greatlydecreases the loss of wildlife and lowers the risk of disruptingnatural water cycles. Preventing deforestation is vital to the ecosystem


This method also yields superior quality beans that require little tono chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Farmers are oftenpressured to use chemical advantages to protect their crops.Increasingly competitive markets creates a sense of urgency as theirfamily depends on each harvest. Unfortunately these chemical agents canseverely damage the ecosystem. Sustainable coffee helps to eliminate theusage of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides with certifiedorganic options.


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How does Sustainable Coffee help the Future of Coffee Production?

Coffee is the most traded tropical agriculture product with demandincreasing each year. It is vital to the future of coffee that themarket move towards the goal of complete sustainability. Without ahealthy environment to produce it or a dependable labor force to growand process it, prices will skyrocket as coffee becomes a rarecommodity.


Current methods of farming sun-grown coffee destroys the environment attoo rapid of a rate, and encourages unjust business practices that preyon laborers and their families. Sustainable coffee improves yields byproviding farmers with resources to better maintain the land. Advanced pruning techniques and more ecologically friendly fertilizer methodshelp maintain a high quality product while still protecting the land.All of these positive improvements move us closer to creating a better future for both the farmers and the environment.


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