Certified organic coffee has no synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers. Coffee beans are the most heavily sprayed food crops when produced in a conventional option. Imagine all of the toxic substances you’re ingesting just by drinking coffee! We wouldn’t drink it; therefore we would never supply it to you.
For the coffee to be certified organic its grower must prove that both the beans and the soil are fertiliser, pesticide and residual free. This typically takes 2 to 3 growing seasons to accomplish. A guarantee to you the consumer of a genuine certified coffee.
Fair trade is an organised social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as higher social and environmental standards.
For more information on Fair Trade - see the Fair Trade website