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Helena's Mission for Sustainability
The Fair Trade Certification seeks to increase welfare for small farming families and communities by safeguarding ethical trade practices at every stage in the supply chain. A Fair Trade Certification guarantees a minimum market price for all Fair Trade coffee plus a $0.20 premium per pound. All Fair Trade premiums are designated for social, economic, and environmental development projects democratically elected by each community based on the greatest need.
The USDA Organic certification on our products signifies they were planted, harvested, and processed with great environmental care that preserves or enhances the ecosystem. This includes wetlands, woodland, and wildlife conservation. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage waste, irradiation, and genetic engineering are strictly forbidden. USDA Organic coffee also averages a $.0255 per pound increase in the market price for coffee producers.
The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal ensures that our coffee is regularly audited to meet strict social, environmental, and economic sustainability standards. These standards seek to promote and continuously improve biodiversity, natural resource conservation, effective planning, and farm management systems and improve livelihoods and human well-being.
Direct trade means we have a one-on-one relationship with the farmers we source from. Their coffee comes straight from the farms to us, without any middlemen. The direct trade model ensures farmers get paid a higher premium for their crops, and we can set a higher quality standard. Because there are no intermediaries, farmers gain a more significant return on the sale of their coffee.