All our coffee is externally verified as ethical
Why do we choose external ethical verification?
Simply put, it gives the consumer trust in the ethics of a commercial specialty roaster like us, in a world where one person’s ethics is still at the expense of another’s hunger.
We are more than happy to subject ourselves to sourcing only Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance coffee, and to protect both the livelihoods of coffee producers and the environment in which coffee is grown through external and transparent verification.
Why should I buy Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance?
With Fairtrade, certified coffee producer organisations are guaranteed to receive at least the Fairtrade Minimum Price for their coffee, which covers the cost of production and provides a safety net when market prices fall below a sustainable level. Farmers also receive the additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community improvements, at least 25% of which must be used to enhance productivity and quality.
Smallholder farmers earning the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal must work to rigorous social, environmental and economic criteria designed to protect biodiversity, deliver financial benefits and foster a culture of respect for workers. The certification also promotes decent living and working conditions, gender equity and access to education. Achieving certification also helps farmers reach new markets, negotiate better prices, improve their access to credit and earn a premium on their beans that they can use to build a more economically secure future.
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