Fair Trade refers to the system of buying and selling goods and commodities in a way which the local producers and communities involved in the growth and production of the commodity are honored and paid a fair wage. Fair trade also may include policies that honor the local natural environment involved in the production, as well as the promotion of people-to-people connections, fairness and sustainability.
- Supports Environmental Sustainability
When you buy fair trade, organic coffee you also support environmental sustainability through organic/permaculture practices that reduce and/or eliminate the use of harmful toxic agrochemicals, pesticides and other chemical additives. What is more, many fair trade coffee farmers work with sustainable production methods to help keep the natural environment thriving for generations to come.
2. Supports Local Communities & Workers
When you buy Rongo, organic coffee you help the farmers, organizations and communities involved in the production to receive a living wage. This is a direct support against commodities practices that leave workers without the minimum salary required to have basic food, shelter, medical care and education.
5. Tastes Better & Healthier For You!
Rongo organic coffee is better for your health and tastes better being less bitter. As the demand for global coffee increases, methods of mass-producing coffee lead to lower-quality produce. Sustainably grown organic coffee is often grown slower, and under rain-food forest canopy. It is also grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, allowing the coffee to keep all of its nutrients.
During the pressing process, organic coffee is processed without the use of the harsh chemicals commonly used on non-organic beans. What is more, organic coffee plants create soil that holds its complex nutrient base. These plants can then feed nutrients back into the beans at a slow and steady rate, adding a robust, smooth flavor to the beans. It also allows the native soil to retain its complex nutrient base (as compared to the depleted soils commonly found on full-sun coffee farms).
7. Remove the Middleman
We attempts to eliminate these costly middlemen, exporters. brokers and retailers before it reaches your lips, through working directly with cooperatives of small bean farmers.