Ethical & Sustainable

We source our beans from all around the world, focusing on ethical and sustainably sourced coffee. We pay for quality beans to support farmers that are committed to growing the best coffees available and who are fairly compensated for their efforts.

BRAZIL Seven Falls, Rainforest Alliance & UTZ Certifed

Region: Sul De Minas
Farm: Sete Cocheries
Plant Variety: Acaia, Catuai
Altitude: 850-1030 metres
Process: Natural, semi washed, patio dried
Characteristics: Sweet, red fruit, extreme chocolate, walnuts, pecans, full
bodied, smooth and very clean cup.

Brazil has been the world’s largest producer of coffee for more than
150 years. Currently, Brazil grows around one-third of the world’s
coffee, although in the past its market share was as high as 80%. The
Rainforest Alliance certifcation seal indicates that a farm has been
audited to meet standards that require environmental, social, and
economic sustainability.

HONDURAS Capucas, Cerifed Organic

Region: Copan
Farm: A cooperative representing many coffee farming communities
from the municipalities of SanPedro and Corquin, in and near Las
Capucas and surrounding regions.
Plant Variety: Borbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacas
Altitude: 1100-1300 metres
Process: Fully washed, sun dried
Characteristics: Clean, sweet, chocolate, soft nutty notes, mild acidity,
full-bodied, balanced.

COCAFCAL, Cooperativa Capucas Limitada, is located in western
Honduras, in the area of the Celaque National Park. This amazing
nature reserve is a cloud forest containing the country’s highest
mountain. The cooperative works to promote sustainable development
of their local economy, reduce poverty, and increase standards of living
for their community. This program has benefted approximately 5,000
people in Las Capucas and surrounding regions. Members are dedicated
to growing sustainable conventional, organic and Fair Trade coffees.

ETHIOPIA Kaffa Forest

Region: Gimbo, Kaffa Forest
Farm: Wild grown
Plant Variety: Mixed indigenous Arabica varieties
Altitude: 1930-2000 metres
Process: fully fermented washed, wild grown, sun drying on raised
African beds
Characteristics: Fruity, Rich, Floral, Cocoa, Red Fruit, Black Tea, Good Body,
Medium Acidity

Kefa/Kaffa is reputed to be the botanical birthplace of Coffee arabica,
the species that until the 20th century produced all of the world’s
commercially traded coffees and still produces all of the great ones.

The Ethiopian rainforests are internationally renowned for their biodiversity
and their wild coffee populations. The coffee is grown in the
Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, recognized for its plant diversity,
including large numbers of endemic species. The coffee grows wild
under the rainforest canopy as it has for millennia – just as mother
nature intended.  Local farmers simply pick wild coffee fruits inside these forests, or manage wild coffee stands by removing competing undergrowth vegetation and some canopy trees.

GUATEMALA Cafe Justicia, Organic & Fair Trade Plus

Region: San Lucas Toliman, San Antonio Palopo, Santiago Atitlan
Farm: 30 small communities that are made up of 1200 producers
Plant Variety: Arabico, Catimoro, Catue, Caturra, Pache and Yellow
Bourbon varieties of Arabica coffee
Altitude: 1600-2000 metres
Process: Wet processing and cement drying patios
Characteristics: Full body, nice citrus acidity with hints of chocolate and

Cafe Justicia is a delicious organic "fair trade plus" coffee grown by
Mayan communities, and produced by a Mayan social movement in
Guatemala. Cafe Justicia is produced by cooperatives organized by the
Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). Sales of the coffee not
only support the families of cooperative members but also fund social
development projects in surrounding communities and the CCDA's
broader struggle for social justice in Guatemala. The fair trade plus
cooperative is a philosophy and practise of solidarity trade that values
and promotes the cultivation of organic coffee. Cafe Justicia is imported
to Canada by BC CASA, a BC-based solidarity, non-proft organization.

PERU Perunor: OCIA – NOP, USDA, Bird Friendly – SMBC, FLO

Region: Cajamarca, San Martin, and Amazonas regios
Farm: N/A
Plant Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Tipica
Altitude: 1250-1800 metres
Process: Fully washed and sun dried
Characteristics: Chocolate, molasses, apple, citric acidity, nice

The farmers that produce coffee exported by Perunor, follow a strict
quality control systems, from initial planting to harvesting and
environmental conservation. The farmers participate in regular training
sessions to continue to improve the systems already in place that are
funded by coffee sales and by organizations such as the World Bank.
The shade-grown coffee produced by Perunor grows in soil rich in
organic matter and naturally occurring minerals. The cherry shells are
used to create an organic compost used to enhance the acidity of the
soil. The coffee trees are shaded by native tree’s with heights ranging
from 12-30m, which follows their environmental conservation
philosophy. The farmers partake in small committees that comprise the
Selva Andina Association. Through these groups, the farmers participate
in community efforts to further enhance their environments. The coffee
produced by the Perunor farmers meets international standards for
excellence and is consistently a high standard organic or gourmet

SUMATRA Takengon, Lake Laut Tawar, Fair Trade Organic

Region: Aceh Province
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Plant Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Tim Tim
Altitude: 850-1500 metres
Process: Semi washed

Characteristics: Earthy, savoury, citrus, cinnamon, medium acidity
This coffee is sourced from various small producers around the town of
Takengon on the shores of Lake Laut Tawar, in the far north-west of
Sumatra. These are very traditional, family farms that produce small
amounts of coffee, usually alongside other crops for the
family’s own consumption. There are very few coffee estates or even
co-ops in Sumatra. Instead, a huge number of smallholders - farms
average one hectare or less - sell small quantities of coffee at their
local village market. Like most coffees produced by smallholders on
Sumatra, this coffee is ‘semi-washed’ growers pulp their cherries at the
farm using basic pulping machines, then very partially dry the mucilage
before sending the crop on to millers to remove the parchment in a
semi-wet state. It is thought that this process gives Sumatran beans their
distinctive bluish-green appearance.

Swiss Water Decaf - Cascadia Blend Fair Trade Organic

“Swiss Water® Process uses the elements of water, temperature and
time to create some of the most intriguing decaf coffee. First, we start
with small batches of amazing coffee and green coffee extract. Then we
add local water and a dash of loving attention by monitoring time and
temperature until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.”
Ethically-sourced, certifed organic coffees from the most reputable
cooperatives in Latin America, Indonesia and Africa are brought
together in a United Nations of coffee harmony, producing a big-bodied
sweet cup.