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
• Orthodox Union 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 who 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.
UTZ is the world’s biggest certification program for the sustainable farming of coffee, tea, cocoa, and hazelnuts. The program is also part of the Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organization working to create a better future for people and nature.
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.
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-USA 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.
Fair Trade Certified
The Fair Trade Certified Seal works to improve millions of lives, protecting land and waterways in 45+ countries. Fair Trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.