Expo West Update: Rainforest Alliance Announces New and Continued Commitments to Certification

The Rainforest Alliance announced four companies that will highlight their latest commitments to Rainforest Alliance certification at Natural Products Expo West, the nation’s largest tradeshow in natural, organic and healthy products. This year’s expo will feature additional products displaying the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, reflecting the trend of more and more companies committing to offer sustainable products to consumers.
“We are thrilled to once again see that our green frog seal is so prevalent at Expo West, which serves as an important stage for brands to highlight their individual commitments to sustainability,” said Alex Morgan, senior manager of sustainable agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance. “We continue to witness an increasing number of companies committing to offer Rainforest Alliance certified products to their consumers. This distinguishes our certification as a vital instrument in the conservation of natural resources and support for farming communities, all while ensuring the future supply of essential crops.”
Marley Coffee is the first specialty coffee brand to market with EcoCup™ technology, a sustainable single-serve solution that will drastically reduce the amount of waste, in comparison to that produced by traditional capsules. The capsules utilize coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Marley Coffee is exhibiting at booth number 5400.
Bixby & Co., the Maine-based artisan chocolate bar company, will launch its latest chocolate creation, Nutty for You, at booth H210. Nutty for You is made with sustainably sourced organic dark chocolate, roasted peanuts, and Maine sea salt, and brings the number of craft chocolate bars now offered by Bixby & Co to nine.
The Republic of Tea offers several teas made using leaves grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, including Moringa SuperHerb Tea, Peppermint Bark Tea and Nilgiri Frost Tea. Consumers can spot the green frog seal on each of these blends. The Republic of Tea is exhibiting at booth number 4078.
Califia Farms announces the launch of its new Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee, made from a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans, along with three new flavors of single-serve Iced Coffees with Almond Milk (Triple Shot, Mocha Mexica and Dirty Chai); all of the coffee beans are sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee is the centerpiece of Califia’s home cafe concept, Califia Cafe. Grab a cup of dairy-free, clean energy at the Califia Cafe in booth 5695.
Justin’s, maker of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters and organic peanut butter cups, introduces its latest, melt-in-your-mouth innovation: Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups, which are made with cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Get an exclusive sneak peak and be one of the first to taste these delights at booth #4478.
The Rainforest Alliance is exhibiting at Expo West at booth number 2396. For more information on sustainable sourcing or to set up an interview with a Rainforest Alliance representative at Expo West, please contact: Trisha Convey, tconvey@ra.org, (646) 863-8682.

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