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Fair Trade

At Second Cup, we care where our coffee comes from. That’s why we are committed to Rainforest Alliance Certification, Fair Trade and Organic, which are built on improving the lives, lands and livelihoods of coffee-growing communities and sustaining social and economic standards.

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

What is it?
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms meet comprehensive standards for sustainable agriculture. On Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farms, soils, waterways and wildlife are protected; and farm workers benefit from safe working conditions, enjoy dignified housing and medical care, and access to schools for their children.

Where can you get more information?
http://rainforest-alliance.org/

What SC products contain beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms?
The following coffees carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, with varying percentages of certified content:

  • 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans – Belgian Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Caramelo, French Vanilla, Hazelnut Cream, Irish Cream, Spiced Eggnog, La Minita Tarrazu, San Agustin, Fazenda Vista Alegre, Sumatra Mandheling, Espresso Forte, Espresso Forte Swiss Water Decaffeinated
  • 70% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans – Paradiso®, Paradiso® Dark, Paradiso® Swiss Water Decaffeinated, Caffe Venice
  • 66% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans – Mellow Blend
  • 50% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans – Blend 35, Royal Blend, Holiday Blend
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In the Fall of 2011 we introduced our line of Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Whole Leaf Tea Blends and Herbal Tisanes.  The Teas and Tisanes in this new line up are:

  • Earl Grey, English Breakfast, English Breakfast Decaffeinated, Green Tea, Jasmine, Chai, Wildberry, Chamomile, Mint, and Holiday Blend

 

Why are we committed to sourcing from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms?
We are committed to sourcing from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, and certification helps support sustainable environmental, social, and economic development on the farm and in farm communities.