As passionate as we are about the coffee we also feel it is very important to support the coffee farmers by buying coffee that has been purchased directly from the farms that meet either Rainforest Alliance Certified™ or Fairtrade sustainability standards
The Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organisation that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal. These standards help conserve biodiversity, protect soils, waterways and wildlife habitat and help ensure that farm workers receive decent housing, access to medical care and schools for their children.
Coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms is sustainably grown to benefit farm families, wildlife, and the environment.
Messages about Smallholder Farms
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms support safe and healthy conditions for smallholder farmers and their families.
Smallholder farmers who have earned the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal report that they are better organised and have more access to technical help and buyers for their crops. They can benefit from improved efficiency, reduced costs and better management practices that can help improve farmers' access to credit and negotiate better prices for their cocoa/coffee/tea.
Smallholder farmers who have Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal help protect waterways, soils and sensitive ecosystems, helping to maintain a clean water supply for their families and their surrounding communities.
It has been reported that wildlife have returned to their Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, they involve businesses and consumers worldwide in their efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace.
To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance please press the logo below to visit the website.