Bird-Friendly- Bird Friendly certification is the only one that is 100 percent guaranteed organic and shade-grown, and translates to the healthiest farms. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) has developed the only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification available: Bird Friendly. No other bag guarantees that every bean is produced organically and under high-quality shade. Our seal of approval ensures tropical "agroforests" are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from your backyard to those faraway farms producing the beans you so enjoy every morning.
Rainforest Alliance - Rainforest Alliance Certified™ (RFA) farms meet comprehensive standards for sustainable agriculture that protect wildlands, waterways, wildlife habitat and the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org. Coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms is sustainably grown to benefit farm families, wildlife, and the environment.
Fair Trade standards stipulate that traders have to:
• pay a price to producers that covers the costs of sustainable production and living;
• pay a premium that producers can invest in development;
• partially pay in advance, when producers
ask for it;
• sign contracts that allow for long-term planning and sustainable production practices
"Certified Organic" means the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set.
UTZ Certified- The UTZ Certified program provides the assurance of responsible coffee production and sourcing that modern consumers expect. It answers two crucial questions: where does the coffee come from and how was it produced? UTZ Certified coffee is traceable from producer to roaster to consumer. This guarantees that the products you buy have actually been grown and harvested in a responsible manner.