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Timothy’s World Coffee is Social and Environmental Responsibility

Timothy’s World Coffee is committed to promoting public awareness around environmental and social responsibility. Timothy’s is a proud supporter of programs that assist coffee farmers and their families, protect land use, and promote sustainable coffee growing practices. These programs benefit every group involved in the trading process - producers, workers, wildlife and consumers. Enjoy an excellent and ethical cup of Timothy’s coffee today!

TransFair – Fair Trade Certification

When you buy Fair Trade Certified products you are enabling the producers to live with dignity. Farmers will receive a fair price for their coffee which enables them to support their families, keep their kids in school and invest in the quality of their coffee. Supporting farmers with a fair price for their products enables farmers to cultivate their crops using environmentally sustainable farming methods. These methods will protect the farmers’ health and preserves valuable ecosystems for future generations. Buying Fair Trade products is a healthy choice for the environment, the farmers and consumers.

OCIA – Organic Certification

OCIA International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets. As providers and consumers of certified organic products, they are committed to environmentally sound stewardship.

Rainforest AllianceInnovative Solutions for Global Conservation

The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Companies, co-operatives and landowners must meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods. Sustainable agriculture is at the center of the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts and there is collaboration between farmers and conservationists to protect our environment. This collaboration results in sustainable practices which will benefit present and future generations of farmers, consumers and wildlife.

Las Nubes

The Fisher Fund is an organization that supports the protection of the biological and ecological values of the Las Nubes Rainforest and adjacent area in southern Costa Rica. Working with the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University in Toronto, Ontario and the Tropical Science Center in San José, the Fisher Fund has made significant achievements in research and conservation programs in biodiversity protection, rural sustainability, and environmental education in local schools. In support of this initiative, Timothy's donates $1.00 per pound of Las Nubes beans sold to the Fisher Fund.

Ethiopian Kimssa

Founded in 1993, KIMSSA is a non-profit organization established to help disadvantaged students from Ethiopia with their education, vocational training, and in securing employment. KIMSSA stands for Kidane Mehret Student’s Self-Help Association, and the mission of KIMSSA is to develop the concept of self-help in which students, parents, the community and the State join to solve, or at least mitigate, the multifaceted problems facing Ethiopia’s youth. A portion of Timothy’s Ethiopian Kimssa sales are donated to this project.

Kosher Supervision of America

The KSA symbol is a firm guarantee to all consumers that the products bearing the symbol are in full compliance with the most demanding of kosher standards. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA) is a not-for-profit Kashrus agency recognized by rabbinical associations throughout the world. KSA is the largest, recognized and accepted, Orthodox kosher certification agency based in the western United States.

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