Most people buy organic products because they want to avoid pesticides; but organic farming is also better for the land and the environment.
To be Certified Organic:
- The coffee must be grown on land that has not been treated with synthetic pesticides or other prohibited substances for three years.
- There must be a sufficient buffer space between the organic coffee and the nearest conventional crop.
- The farmer must have a sustainable crop rotation plan to prevent erosion, depletion of soil nutrients and pests.
Great for the farmers too
Buying Certified Organic coffee isn’t just good for the consumer and the environment; it’s good for the farmers who grow it as well. It fetches a higher export price, an agrochemical-free farm is a safer environment for farm families and workers, it lowers expenditures for synthetic inputs and it helps protect the local water.
F & T Vending can provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate that is Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance and if you can’t choose between them don’t worry, we can even offer ingredients that are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic!