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Rainforest Alliance coffee is coffee that comes from farms that have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This means the farms have to follow strict guidelines which are set out to protect the land that is being farmed and the farmers farming it.
To become certified farmers must ensure that the way in which in our case tea or coffee is grown and the land they managed is done in a way that will protect the land for the future. As an incentive, farmers and farm workers receive fair pay and working conditions plus access to schools and healthcare.
The coffee of Brazil makes up about a third of total global coffee production. Brazil has an almost perfect climate for which to grow coffee and although the elevation of the plantations aren’t as high as some other coffee growing regions this lends itself to a less acidic, nutty, almost sweet tasting coffee.
As you would imagine, the Rainforest Alliance protects growers from the rainforest regions of South America, the largest producer is Brazil but other countries are starting to see the benefit of having Rainforest Allian Certification.
Small producers from El Salvador and Guatemala are becoming increasingly popular exports. In fact if it wasn’t for the Rainforest Alliance coffee production may be non-existent in Guatemala. In 2012 the country was hit by an epidemic that nearly wiped out coffee plants. The disease known as coffee rust rampaged through the crops, wiping out nearly 70% of the crops. The American government along with non-profit organisations have helped to get production up and running again by training farmers how to treat rust and prevent outbreaks in the future.
All of our rainforest alliance coffee is bought from farms that are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified, try our Rain Forest Alliance Espresso Roast Coffee or a popular choice is Brazilian Rain Forest Alliance Coffee and Guatemalan Rain Forest Alliance Coffee.
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