A Commitment to Sustainable Practices and Social Equity
As the second-most traded commodity in the world (crude oil is #1), coffee sits at the intersection of multiple interconnected global issues that affect all of us, including gender and racial equity, economic disparities between the West and the Global South (where most coffee is produced), politics, sustainable farming practices vs. monoculture farming, and, of course, the increasingly disruptive effects of climate change.
Now more than ever, we feel it is important to conduct every aspect of our business in ways that reflect our commitment to quality coffee, to building strong relationships with farmers and suppliers, and to giving back to the local and international communities to which we are intimately connected. For 30 years, we have traveled the planet searching for the best coffee regions with growing conditions that meet our high standards for environmental and economic sustainability—and partners who share our belief in social equity.
Explore how coffee serves as a nexus for critically important global challenges.
Our buying criteria set a high standard for selecting beans.
We buy exceptionally well cared for coffees with 100% traceability, which means we can follow every coffee bean back to the farmer, or community of farmers, that produced it. We take pride in our efforts to offer superior coffees that tell a story, which means telling the story of the farmers or the cooperatives from which we buy.
Over the years, we have continually visited the farms from whom we buy coffee as well as those farms whose coffee we are considering. We look for farmers who share our commitment to sustainable farming practices. We work hard to establish long-term partnerships with them based on trust, mutual respect, and fair compensation, which ensures a quality product and improves the quality of living for our farm partners. So, sip your cup of CBD coffee with confidence; the beans it was made from are exceptional in quality, 100% traceable, and treated with the utmost care.