We craft our coffee with two main goals in mind: a delicious cup and a healthier environment. Like viticulture in California’s wine country, coffee as a crop can have a tremendous effect on the environment in which it is grown and in the communities that grow the coffee. Knowing this, we exclusively purchase certified organic coffees from quality-focused producers around the world. These farmers use organic agricultural practices in every step of their operation, including the use of organic fertilizers such as coffee pulp, a by-product of the coffee production process. Rather than spraying down their trees with synthetic pesticides, which can contaminate soil and water sources for decades, organic coffee farmers often plant their coffees trees under the shade of larger native tree species. The diverse array of trees creates a habitat for birds and other species which feed on pests. Using organic fertilizers and pest control measures creates a healthier environment for those who work on and around coffee farms.
We carry this focus on quality to our SQF 3 Certified roasting facility. This high level of food safety certification requires annual auditing to ensure compliance. GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) standards are the foundation of SQF Certification and the highest recognized food safety standards in the world. We take every possible step to ensure that only delicious, high quality coffee – and nothing else – make it into your cup.
Since the beginning, we’ve sourced 100% organic coffee from the most bio-diverse family farms in Central & South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South-East Asia. Conventionally grown coffee is one of the most chemically treated food crops on earth. These chemicals are a triple threat: harmful to the environment, to the farmers who apply them and coffee-drinkers who consume them. In contrast, we work with coffee growers around the world who use innovative organic farming methods that focus on sustainable agriculture and maintaining the diversity of nature. Our coffees are certified organic through CCOF.