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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Tico Coffee Roasters has embarked on an initiative to support its long-held commitment to quality, sustainability, and social responsibility. We view these as an investment at origin that will materially benefit the business by securing a steady supply of high-quality green coffee beans.

Tico Coffee Roasters takes action with social responsibility and sustainability programs at all levels of operations. These practices include:

  • Purchase more than 50% of our coffees as direct trade coffee, paying typically double the fair trade price, to support the producer communities.
  • Annual certification for compliance in proper handling and storage of RainForest Alliance coffees.
  • An extensive recycling program for both office and warehouse.
  • A compost program that incorporates 100% of chaff and coffee grounds.
  • The donation of jute and burlap coffee bags to area gardeners for re-use.