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Brooklyn Roasting Company Announces Four Newly-Certified Q graders On Staff: “The Astrophysicists of the Coffee World”
Fair Trade Certified products are made with people and planet in mind. Rigorous social, environmental and economic standards promote safe working conditions, protect the environment and empower communities to build thriving businesses.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The health of the land is linked to the wellbeing of those who depend on it for their livelihoods.
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. Certification provides economic opportunity through innovation.
OU Kosher provides kosher certification for over 1 Million products in more than 8,500 plants worldwide. It is by far the world’s largest kosher certification and kosher supervision agency. The OU is one of the world’s best-known kosher trademarks.
Over 2300 small-scale farmers have joined together to create the Central Multiple Service Cooperative, better known as PRODECOOP. The farms are located in the Segovia mountains of northwestern Nicaragua, an area that includes the departments of Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Esteli. The coffees produced in these areas are cultivated under shade trees, and the beans are manually harvested. The initial coffee processing takes place on the individual farms. Sun drying and final processing takes place at the coop’s dry mill, Las Segovias, located in the town of Palacaguina.