Drop Coffee is now an organic certified roastery! Meaning we can officially offer you organic coffee! We are starting with one of our favourite Ethiopian coffees - Hunkute! This is the same coffee as we have been buying for over five years, but now we are importing the certified organic lot since we are now an organic certified roastery and can sell it as an organic product.
We trust all of our producers, no matter if they are running a fully organic production or not. From our experience by visiting origin for a decade, organic is not a black and white topic. In regions suffering from leaf rust and other diseases where organic standards, governmental support or routines are built up for organic production, non-organic fertilizers can be used, and might even be the current most sustainable solution for that individual producer. Shifting from non-organic to organic means lost yield and a financial risk, having in mind coffee is their main income.
An organic certification is proving that the coffee is produced organically and is environmentally friendly in that sense for the growing area. However, this certification does not on its own make a coffee fully sustainable. The working conditions on the farm, insurance, volumes, payment and human rights are other examples of what is important at the origin, and what is most needed is different from farm to farm. Further, a certification is expensive to do and the system of certifying does not always fit smaller-scale producers.
All of our coffees from Bolivia are certified organic at origin, but we haven’t used a certified organic importer this year, so we cannot sell them as organic.
If you’re looking for something that’s organic and certified, now we have something for you! Look for the little green logo at the bottom of the box.