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Cooperative Coffees wins SCA Sustainability Award
We are thrilled to share that the importing cooperative we co-own has been recognized by the Specialty Coffee Association for our sustainability efforts and business model. Below is an edited version of the press release published by Cooperative Coffees last week. // Cooperative Coffees Wins the SCA's Sustainability Award for Sustainable...
Sustainability, Part 3: Let's Put People First
A circular economic model is the vehicle required for change within the specialty coffee industry. When we operate along a continuous circle across our supply chain, we can build wealth and expertise alongside coffee farmers, rather than in spite of them.
Current leading trends in specialty coffee primarily tie company resources to increasing coffee farm production and quality through capacity building and agricultural inputs. While production and quality investments at coffee origin are necessary components to any "sustainable" trading model in the coffee industry, increasing agricultural support (under the guise of combating climate change) fall grossly short from anything even close to what our coffee-growing friends would call "sustainable."