Since the start, Tico Coffee Roasters has maintained a commitment to sustainability and as a result, over 75% of our coffees and teas are Certified Organic, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, or some combination of all three. We support each of these three certifications and believes strongly in an inclusive approach to buying that accommodates the true diversity of growing conditions.
Tico Coffee Roasters is following these principles when purchasing green coffee or fine tea:
- Quality leads to sustainability; to ensure quality the necessary premiums must be paid.
- Each type of certification has value and is a testament to the improved conditions in which a certified coffee is produced, thus increasing the chances of a quality yield.
- An inclusive, informed approach to sourcing coffee that embraces certified coffees, estate coffees and select cooperative coffees guarantees access to quality coffees from a wide range of growing regions.