Our Third Party Coffee Certifications

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ORGANIC

Coffee Bean International was one of the first specialty coffee roastera in North America to roast certified organic coffees; and for over 25 years we’ve supported organic coffee growing communities by paying above-market rates. We offer a range of organic blended and single origin coffees, all certified by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). Learn more about why organic coffee matters.

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FAIR TRADE

Consumers today are more educated about the products they consume. And they know that the price they pay for a cup of coffee in part goes back to the coffee grower. Our Fair Trade Certified™ coffees guarantee farmers a minimum price, and link farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality. By making Fair Trade and Direct Trade coffee part of your coffee program your consumers know that you are supporting the sustainability of coffee growers.

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DIRECT TRADE

Our Direct Trade coffee is ethically sourced, ensuring that our coffee is sourced from farmers who are treated well, paid fair wages and work legal hours. We develop and maintain strong relationships with our coffee farmers and their families, working side-by-side to establish farming methods that protect the environment and produce the best quality coffee available.

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RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee is grown on farms that are on a path toward real sustainability. These traditional, forested coffee farms are located where waterways, forests, wildlife, and earth are protected and conserved. Their workers are paid fairly and treated with respect. And the forested nature of the farms serves a crucial role as migration stopovers for migrating birds. All of this results in a healthier ecosystem, a superior growing environment, and exceptional coffee.

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KOSHER

Our roaster is certified by the Orthodox Union Kosher (OU Kosher), an independent verification of purity, and our coffees bear the world’s most recognized and trusted kosher certification symbol.

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CQI

The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) is a non-profit organization that works internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of the people who produce it. “Q” certified coffee has successfully met the minimum requirements for green, roasted, and cup quality as outlined by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Coffee Bean International is proud to have three Q certified tasters working with us.