The National Organic Standards Board Definition of "Organic."
"Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. Organic is a labeling term that denotes products produced under the authority of the Organic Foods Production Act. The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole. Organic agriculture practices cannot ensure that products are completely free of residues; however, methods are used to minimize pollution from air, soil and water. Organic food handlers, processors and retailers adhere to standards that maintain the integrity of organic agricultural products. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people."
Kind Coffee LLC is certified organic by OCIA.
Although coffee is the second most highly traded commodity in the world, many growers receive drastically low prices for their crop, crippling their chances to obtain basic nutrition, education, health care, and sanitation. Fairly traded coffee, however, enables farming communities in third-world countries to obtain a livable wage for their crop. A fair trade. Kind Coffee is committed to purchasing only fairly traded coffees, believing in the importance of sustainable farming methods and stable social environments for our growers. The coffee we are privileged to serve our customers is a deal done right from the plant to your lips. So, enjoy a fairly traded cup of Kind and let your dollar reach to the farmers who fuel your day!
SWISS WATER PROCESS
Complimenting our organic certification, we are proud to be a registered roaster of Swiss Water Processed decaf coffee. Swiss Water is the only decaffeination process achieved without the use of chemicals. In fact, the only substance to touch our beloved beans is pure water. Beans are soaked in it, allowing their caffeine to be pulled out and filtered away, leaving tasty beans ready to roast. Sipping a cup of our Swiss Water decaf is the perfect way to invigorate your senses without jumpstarting your heart!