Created entirely from organic and fair trade certified beans grown in rich volcanic soil around Rwanda's Lake Kivu, this coffee contains delicious notes of cherry, grapefruit, and black tea. With every purchase of this coffee, $2 will go to support the Philadelphia Zoo's conservation efforts. Organic-certified African coffees are rare and COOPAC, the farmer cooperative where this coffee comes from in Rwanda, is known for their fair trade and environmentally sustainable practices.
“We are pleased to support the emerging organic coffee industry. Small but strong, we're happy to help it continue healthy growing pratices.”
- Todd Carmichael
Region: Copán region of Western Honduras
COCAFCAL members now hold several certifications, including Organic, Fairtrade, Utz, Smithsonian Bird Friendly and Rainforest Alliance. The premiums received from these certifications have enabled the cooperative to contribute to a number of community development projects, such as a new soccer field for youth in the community, improved wood-burning stoves, support of the local health clinic and school, community trash recipients and a new library.
COOP/FARM: J&M Family Coffee
J&M Family manages four of their own coffee farms, ranging in size between 11-28mz, and they work with an additional 220 small and medium sized farmers throughout the region, providing them with financing, technical assistance and certification support.
Region: El Palto, Utcubamba, Amazonas
COOP/FARM: APC JUMARP
The Association of Coffee Producers Juan Marco El Palto (APC JUMARP) is an association of small producers in the high-altitude rainforests of northern Peru. Founded in 2003, the association specializes in the production of specialty and organic coffee, in the hopes of improving the economic situation of their 300 members and families.
COOP/FARM: La Laja
La Laja Estate- Hautusco area, in their words "La Laja exists thanks to the ecosystem... our respect and commitment to Nature is unconditional"