Planet Coffee is committed to social and environmental responsibility, and continues to pursue every sustainability initiatives.
The low-cost coffee sold by many large companies is not based on quality, but as the name suggests, the most important factor is price. This type of coffee, primarily driven by corporate inclination for profits, often leads to unethical practices such as child labor and the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides.
At Planet Coffee, we have worked tirelessly to raise the industry standard as well as the awareness of what’s involved in the ethical process of getting coffee, from the farm to the cup. And we are very happy and excited that over the years, it’s much easier to choose coffee that is ethically grown and processed thanks to increasing education and various certifications such as Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance.
Fair Trade Coffee
The Fair Trade certification simply indicates that a fair price was paid to the farmer. This program prevents the growers from being exploited. In addition, it contributes to the stability of the coffee plants. The global price of coffee tends to rise and fall like a roller coaster, due to a number of factors like diseases and natural disasters. The Fair Trade program gives farmers stability in this highly unpredictable market environment by offering a guaranteed price called Fair Trade Minimum Price, which protects them from volatile price drops. As a result of this, these farmers can grow coffee with confidence!
Organic coffee growers employ recycling and composting strategies and farm healthy, uncontaminated soil which translates into a better cup of coffee for our customers and a better world for all.
Rainforest Alliance Coffee
Planet Coffee is proud to offer products that have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This means you can be confidant the hot beverages you enjoy are grown on farms that feed the good Earth, not destroy it. The beans that make your morning coffee are grown naturally under centuries old forest canopies teeming with a myriad of flora and fauna. This is how coffee was meant to be cultivated; not on stretches of land that have been cleared of forest and grown in a chemically intensive, single-crop environment.