Monday, November 28, 2005

Fair trade site of day: Avalon organic coffee

Avalon Organic Coffees is certified as an organic coffee roaster by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (O.C.I.A.). The O.C.I.A. is an international farmer-owned and operated organic certifying organization that shares a deep commitment to food production and processing methods that support and benefit our environment. Avalon Organic Coffees purchases only the highest grades of organic coffee and roasts it to order in small batches, for maximum control of the roasting of each bean.

Shade Grown
Our organic coffees are shade grown, protecting the more than 150 species of migratory birds that flock to coffee growing regions each year. The shade trees also yield other agricultural products that generate important additional income for coffee farmers.

Chemical Free
Our organic coffees are grown without the use of pesticides. The quality of the soil is maintained, the farmers are not exposed to toxic chemicals, and you get the best coffee nature has to offer.

Socially Responsible
Avalon Organic Coffees is committed to improving the quality of life for the people of the coffee producing regions of the world. The funding of agricultural research programs to develop sustainable growing practices and community development projects are major components of this endeavor.

Avalon Organic Coffees proudly supports Coffee Kids by making volume-based donations to the organization. Coffee Kids is an international non-profit organization established to improve the quality of life for children and families who live in coffee-growing communities around the world.

Fair Trade Certified
Some of the varieties of Avalon Organic Coffees are also fair trade certified. Coffees that are fair trade certified are made from green coffee beans that are more expensive than regularly harvested beans, with more of the purchase price going to the farmers and workers who harvest those beans.
Superior Cup Quality
Avalon Organic Coffees are processed under strict quality control to ensure that only the highest grade beans are selected. Our high-precision roasting method produces a finished rich full-flavored coffees.
Kosher Certified
Avalon Organic Coffees are now Kosher certified

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