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Brazil Monte Carmelo
$16.00 – $59.25
Peanut | Chocolate | Brown Sugar
We roast to order Monday-Wednesday. Orders received after 10 AM will be processed on our next roasting day.
Give us a call if you have any questions about your order at 503-538-7365 Ext. 0.
Click here to see what happened in Brazil in 2017 [LINK]
Grown near the Brazilian town of Monte Carmelo, this 475 hectare (1173 acres) Rainforest Alliance farm produces around 20,000 bags of naturally-processed coffee a year.We have partnered alongside Cape Horn Coffees, Inc and are giving $.10 for every pound of this coffee we purchase to the Socially Conscious Coffee organization.
Socially Conscious Coffee uses that money to help fund a school, Educafé, where they have educated 200 children and taught 40 adults to read. They have also provided more than 100,000 healthy meals and are building water filters that provide clean, bacteria-free water for the people in that area.
In order to become certified, farms must meet criteria set by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a coalition of leading conservation groups that work to promote sustainable agriculture. The SAN standard encompasses all three pillars of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited regularly to verify that farmers are complying with the SAN standard’s comprehensive guidelines, which require continual improvement on the journey to sustainable agriculture. The SAN standard is built on these important principles of sustainable farming:
- Biodiversity conservation
- Improved livelihoods and human wellbeing
- Natural resource conservation
- Effective planning and farm management systems
For more information on the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s standard and how Rainforest Alliance certification benefits communities, forests, and wildlife, see the SAN/Rainforest Alliance Impacts Report. See our business website for more information about what it means to be a Rainforest Alliance Certified farm.
The Rainforest Alliance is one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the largest sustainable forestry standard-setter in the world. Products that bear the FSC mark and the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal are sourced from forests that:
- Protect endangered species and forest areas of high conservation value
- Set aside a portion of land as a forest reserve
- Provide workers with decent wages and protect their ability to organize
- Follow FSC guidelines that determine how, when, and where timber and non-timber forest products are harvested
- Respect the rights of local communities and indigenous people
You can find more information about our work to conserve forests here. For more information on what it means when you see the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on forestry products, visit our business website or our FAQ.
Proprietors of tourism businesses, including lodging services and inbound tour operators, who demonstrate they are minimizing their environmental footprint and supporting workers, local cultures, and surrounding communities may also be eligible for using the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. Rainforest Alliance audits confirm these businesses meet our tourism criteria, which are recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The criteria require:
- Protection of nearby ecosystems
- Wise use of natural resources
- Climate change mitigation
- Benefits to the social and cultural development of surrounding communities