There’s a whole lot of good in each cup of our coffee.
Fairtrade Certified, organic farming practices are one of the fastest-growing segments in agriculture. Organic farming protects the farmers, wildlife, water systems, you, and us, from harmful chemicals. Fairtrade helps farmers and their workers earn enough to improve the lives of their families and build healthier, more prosperous communities.
At St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters, we purchase green coffee beans as directly as possible from the farmers. This removes the middlemen who profit at their expense. As a result, farmers get a fair price for their beans and are encouraged to adopt sustainable, organic growing techniques.
We purchase the majority of our coffee from Cooperative Coffees, as associate members (we’re currently too small to be members). Cooperative Coffees is a “green coffee importing cooperative, comprised of 23 community-based coffee roasters in the USA and Canada, who are committed to building and supporting fair and sustainable trade relationships for the benefit of farmers and their exporting cooperatives, families, and communities”. Cooperative Coffees is all about transparent Fairtrade and sustainable development alternatives in both the North and the South. And, of course, the highest quality coffee on the market.
All of our coffee comes to us Certified Organic, so why don’t we have a “Certified Organic” logo on our label? In order to label our coffee as Certified Organic we also have to get our roasting facility certified. This is a long, pricey process. We are working on it.
For more information on Fairtrade Certification, go to www.fairtrade.ca.
We are the only coffee roaster in Northern Ontario that guarantees good taste. If our coffee fails to meet your expectations, you can send it back at our expense.