Making an Impact: Sustainable, Fair Trade Coffee From Kaua‘i Coffee

Kaua‘i Coffee has more to it than meets the eye. One could assume that being the largest coffee plantation in the United States, the Kaua‘i farm and its four million coffee trees are no different than any other. Like any other coffee tree, the trees feature green leaves and pleasantly scented flowers that give way to brightly coloured coffee cherries and excellent beans. This island-grown coffee, on the other hand, contributes something truly distinctive to the coffee business.

Kaua‘i Coffee is the first 100% Kaua‘i coffee that has been triple verified by top sustainability activists. You’re choosing coffee that’s not only fair trade, but also better for people, plants, and the environment when you drink 100 percent Kaua‘i Coffee. Kaua‘i Coffee is honoured to be recognised by these organisations, demonstrating its dedication to ecologically friendly and sustainable growing practises.

Certifications on three levels
Working for certification has aided Kaua‘i Coffee in moving forwards and implementing key long-term sustainability goals.

Non-GMO Project Verified: For more than a decade, the Non-GMO Project has been the market’s trusted stamp of GMO avoidance. On the 3,100-acre Kaua‘i Farm, Kaua‘i Coffee grows a variety of unique coffee varieties, each one as true as nature intended.

The Rainforest Alliance approved seal stands for effective farm management that decreases soil erosion, water use, pollution, and waste while also safeguarding wildlife and eliminating environmental and human health hazards. Kaua‘i Coffee practises sustainable agricultural methods including as on-site composting, cover crop use, and water conservation to help preserve the island’s natural beauty and biodiversity.

Fair Trade Certified products promote safe working conditions and long-term jobs while also safeguarding the environment and giving back to the communities where coffee is grown. ‘Ohana (family) is at the heart of everything at Kaua‘i Coffee. By providing fair salaries, health care, retirement savings plans, and a safe working environment, Kaua‘i Coffee respects and uplifts its employees.

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