Organic/Fair Trade and Kosher Certifications

The selection of organic coffee that Java Momma carries is certified USDA Organic Coffee at the Farm level, some at Roaster Level. We also carry a number of Fair-Trade Coffees from farmers in developing countries around the world.  There is an entire selection of Kosher Certified coffee and tea in the Java Momma line up. Please run a search or ask us if you have any questions.

The Importance of Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a global movement. The meaning of Fair Trade is simple.  It’s fair prices paid to producers in developing countries.

But the impact of Fair Trade is complex and wide.  When you purchase a Certified Fair Trade item, it’s not just a label.  It’s a promise that the labor used to farm/create that item was socially responsible and equitable.  Global monitoring on Fair Trade practices goes on daily to ensure the social, economical, and environmental standards are kept and maintained high, and a safe, healthy work environment is provided.

The purchases you make every day, when labeled Fair Trade Certified, will make global change.

What it means to be Certified Organic

Becoming a USDA Certified Organic operation is no easy process.  There are a number of criteria the company must meet in order to be USDA certified.

To maintain the seal, the operation must be certified annually, have proper labeling, and provide a supply chain for their food handling and sourcing.

But what does it mean to be organic and why would a company want to jump through all of these hoops?

Being Certified Organic is better for the environment and the economy.

Research shows that organic farmers conserve water and energy more than non certified organic farmers.  Additionally, it increases soil health and biodiversity.

The economy grows because there is high consumer demand for Certified Organic products.  The organic farmers are eligible for funding and assistance.  They support local economies and receive a premium for their products.

It’s also better for our health.  Less pesticides – fresher food.  From farm to table faster.