Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2008
Today, Volcanica Coffee announced the addition of Fair Trade Alliance and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees. These new gourmet coffees originate from the famous Tarrazu coffee growing region in Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica coffee farms that supply Volcanica Coffee meet the both the Fair Trade Alliance and Rain Forest Alliance's comprehensive criteria and have received the certification seal. "Volcanica Coffee is proud to be able to offer Costa Rican coffees from Tarrazu that helps protect the famous rainforests of Costa Rica and promote the well being of the farmer families and communities in Costa Rica," said Diane Contreras, Volcanica Coffee vice president of sales.
The Fair Trade Certified designation means is that it empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace and protecting the environment.
Fair Trade Certified Coffee includes several areas covering more than just paying a fair price for the gourmet coffee. The Fair Trade Certification includes: Fair price, Fair labor conditions, direct trade, democratic and transparent organizations, community development and environmentally sustainability.
The Rainforest Alliance works to ensure sustainable livelihoods and conserve biodiversity by transforming business practices, consumer behavior and land-use practices. The Rainforest Alliance sets standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wild lands and it promotes the well-being of workers and their communities where they live. These coffees and be found at http://www.volcanicacoffee.com/costa-rican-coffee-tarrazu.htm.
Volcanica Gourmet Coffee is a specialty importer and retailer of exotic single origin gourmet coffee beans. The Company is committed to offering only the finest quality coffee from volcanic regions around the world that is wonderfully exotic and remarkable in taste. The Volcanica Coffee website is located at http://www.VolcanicaCoffee.com.