Yes! Our bags are 100% biodegradable and decompose in a backyard compost, commercial compost facility, or at the landfill (including the one-way degassing valve which promotes freshness and prevents oxidation.) Simply throw them into your compost or garbage when you are done (do not recycle). For more information about this packaging, check out our packaging supplier TekPak Solutions. READ MORE
Of our coffees purchased in 2021, 13% were certified Fair Trade Certified, but 100% paid above Fair Trade FOB price. by 120%. Additionally, 27% of our coffees in this period contributed to improvements to Health Care or Food Security, 26% supported women-driven businesses and 40% of them supported youth development and education.
Fair Trade guarantees that a minimum premium above the commodities price for coffee $1.40 USD per pound (Paid to the exporter, not the farmer, so the farmer may earn 50-70% of this depending on the supply chain) for their coffee. Across many reputable studies the known cost to produce 1 lb of coffee for the archetypical small scale farmer ranges from $1.30 USD to $1.50 USD. Our average Farmgate price 1.86/LB USD. The past five year average commercial price for a pound of coffee is $1.10/LB USD. All this to say, a certification is not a replacement for pricing or supply chain transparency and coffee producers may still earn less than their operating costs, even in a Fair Trade certified supply chain.
Our vision of responsible sourcing includes certifications, but is not limited to coffees that have them. Why? Because certified coffees can contribute to the development of a sustainable industry, but they are not the only, and not always the easiest or price accessible pathway for a farmer or farmer group to adopt.
Yes, in order to change the status of your subscription, sign into your account to access the "Modify Your Plan" section, and select "Pause" (1, 3, or indefinite time) or "Adjust next order date" to update your coffee plan.
If you unpause your account, your default next order date will be 24 hours later.
We will always send you an e-mail notification 72 hours before your upcoming charge.