Certified Organic
Organic coffees are cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. With other processes, these chemicals can runoff into local water supplies, or be absorbed into the coffee plant itself. Organic coffee cultivation methods protect the environment by using natural fertilizers and pest control to avoid harmful chemicals. Organic growers have made a commitment not to use synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. In addition, they practice sustainable agriculture and natural soil-building. The impact of this is far reaching. It means cleaner watersheds, the creation of habitat for birds and animals, safer conditions for field workers, equitable pay for their labor and a chemical-free product for your enjoyment.
Fair Trade Coffee
Average prices paid to coffee growers have reached critical lows. Many coffee fields lay dormant as farmers cannot afford to work them at current prices. Indigenous Coffees ensures that our coffee is purchased at a "fair trade" price that is guaranteed to growers, allowing them to invest in their farms, their communities, and their families'  future.
Bird Friendly, Shade Grown
Growing coffees under shade trees increases habitat for birds, allows a more natural environment for other wildlife and increases the amount of life-sustaining oxygen into the global atmosphere. Shade grown coffee is coffee planted under a canopy of sun-filtering shade trees, which usually is a multi-storied mix of native hardwoods, fruit trees, and leguminous trees. This complex ecosystem provides an economic buffer to the farmer and a boost to the environment by the addition of a natural soil amendment conserving water and top soil with a mulch cover. This ecosystem is home to half the plant and animal species on the planet.
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