We believe being professionally recognized by our peers plays a mission-critical role in the quality of our coffee and the integrity of our company. Below are a few of the industry-recognized associations with which we proudly participate.
Quality Control & Food Safety
• SQF Level 2 Certified
• USDA Organic Certified
• OU Kosher Certified
• Q-Grader Cupping Certified
• Traceability—Beans to Product
Safe Quality Food Institute
SQF Standards monitor and deliver internationally recognized food safety and manufacturing principles, quality standards programs based on sound scientific principles, and good agricultural practices, which are consistently applied across all industry sectors.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is committed to helping organic agriculture grow and thrive. USDA’s National Organic Program regulates standards for all farms, crop harvesters, and handling operations that sell organically produced products.
Orthodox Union Kosher
The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher standards agency. Their Rabbinic Agents closely monitor food production and processes to ensure that both the product and its production adhere to all Jewish Law requirements.
Swiss Water® Process
The Swiss Water® Process is a 100% chemical-free, taste-driven decaffeination process that protects specialty coffee beans' unique origin characteristics and flavor profiles—using only water, coffee, temperature, and time to create amazing coffee without caffeine.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. They protect forests and improve the livelihoods and rights of farmers and forest communities.
UTZ is the world’s biggest certification program for the sustainable farming of coffee, tea, cocoa, and hazelnuts. The program is a mutual part of the Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organization working to create a better future for people and nature.
Specialty Coffee Association
The SCA is a nonprofit, membership-based association serving coffee farmers, baristas, and roasters, spanning the globe and encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. They work to make coffee better by raising standards for fairness and sustainability.
National Coffee Association
The NCA has inspired specialty coffee professionals in their quest to learn, grow and collaborate for the health and betterment of the specialty coffee industry for more than a quarter of a century (making it one of the oldest trade associations in the nation).
Indiana Grown is guided by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and is backed by some of Indiana’s most prominent names in the industry. It is a statewide, all-inclusive, and collaborative program promoting Indiana-produced agricultural products.