Certified Fair Trade & Organic Coffee from around the globe
At UP Coffee Roasters, we strive to offer the best Organic and Fair trade coffees available today. We will not roast any coffee that has not been certified Organic and Fair Trade. Our Roastmasters sample roast and cup all green coffee before we buy it and after every batch we roast. Slurping and spitting is a regular occurrence in the roastery and our customers are always welcome to come and take part in one of our daily cupping sessions. Why cup coffee? It is the only way to evaluate green coffee for defect properly and ensure that the beans we buy today are as good as the beans we bought yesterday.
Coffee is like any other produce you buy weekly, some crops are good, and some, well, not so good. Our Roastmasters also cup each batch we roast to make sure that the roast developed properly. By cupping every bag of green we buy, and every batch of green we roast, we guarantee you will enjoy only the highest quality finished cup of coffee every time.
What is Fair Trade Coffee & Why do we offer it?
Fair Trade is an innovative, market-based approach to sustainable development. Fair Trade helps family farmers in developing countries to gain direct access to international markets, as well as to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace. By learning how to market their own harvests, Fair Trade farmers are able to bootstrap their own businesses and receive a fair price for their products. This leads to higher family living standards, thriving communities and more sustainable farming practices. Fair Trade empowers farming families to take care of themselves – without developing dependency on foreign aid.
The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees:
- A fair price…
The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and workers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.
- Quality products…
By receiving a fair price, Fair Trade producers can avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice quality. The Fair Trade producers’ traditional artisan farming methods result in exceptional products.
What is Organic Coffee and why do we offer it?
- In this century, coffee, which is the world’s second largest traded food commodity, has also been one of the most chemically treated food crops in the world. It is being sprayed, without regulation, with DDT, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides which have been determined to be hazards to good health and to the environment.
- This affects not only the farmers who grow the coffee in the coffee producing areas of the world, but also their families, their land, their water, and the consumer. The pesticide residues enter the ground and are systemically transported into the beans which in turn become our beverage.
- By contrast, organic agriculture focuses on building healthy soil through composting, inter-cropping, terracing, introduction of appropriate biological pest control, shade trees such as mangoes and banana, and a whole system of compatible, sustainable agriculture for the coffee trees.
- Drinking organic coffee promotes the health of the environment, the health of the coffee grower, and the health of the coffee drinker.
*All coffee comes packaged for wholesale in 5 lb bags with degassing valve.
*1 lb retail bags are available in minimum orders of 10 lbs
*Private labeling is available – email digital logos or pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for label design or for more information.
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