New medium-dark roast coffee now contains Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee and supports sustainability and the rights and well-being of farm workers
In 1999, Boyd’s Coffee was the first American coffee roaster in the United States to import Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Coffee. Today, this commitment continues with the addition of the Knockout™ blend containing 40% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee.
The medium-dark roasted coffee blend joins five other Boyd’s coffee blends using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee beans. The nonprofit organization works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. The coffee is available ground for foodservice in cases of 48 7-ounce packets or 50 2.5-ounce packets.
“We were passionate about this certification in the late 1990s, and we continue our commitment. Today, we have six coffees carrying the Rainforest Alliance certified seal,” says Michael Boyd, a fourth-generation Boyd family member and coffee buyer. “We believe sustainable coffee can help create a more sustainable world and are excited to offer the Knockout™ blend. It packs a powerful punch!”
About the Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These standards conserve biodiversity and ensure that soils, waterways and wildlife habitat are protected and that farm workers enjoy decent housing, access to medical care and schools for their children. Farms must commit to a continuous improvement process and are audited each year to maintain their certification. By shopping for products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, consumers can support a healthy environment and help improve the quality of life for farm families. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.
For information about Boyd Coffee Company’s products and services, call 800-545-4077 or visit www.boyds.com.