Organic coffee is grown without the use of unnatural fertilizers or pesticides and is cultivated on detoxified land. Our beans are grown without the assistance of any genetically modified organisms (non-GMO) and is processed and packed without the inclusion of any chemical or cross contamination.
Benefits of Organic
Organic coffee is safer for consumption compared to non-organic coffee as it does not contain any toxic residues of unnatural chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, artificial flavours or colours, or preservatives). It also has a positive impact on the environment because the soil does not get contaminated with chemicals.
What does Fairtrade Mean?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. It’s about supporting the development of thriving farmer and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.
When you buy products with the Fairtrade Mark, you support farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities. This means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organizations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.
Fairtrade standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects. By choosing Fairtrade coffee you ensure farmers get a fair price for their beans and an additional Premium to invest in schools, and reforestation and agricultural improvements.
Gender inequality, poverty and abuse continue to be rampant in many coffee production regions. Although most women coffee producers participate in all farm activities, they have few rights and little voice when it comes to selling their coffee or making decisions on how family income will be spent.
How to Help
Café Femenino helps promote the integration of women coffee farmers into social, political and occupational organizations by providing grants that help support the women’s efforts and enhance their status within the community. The foundation helps improve the quality of life for the entire community and support a sustainable economic system.