Unit Product Weight: 0.62 lbs
Features and Benefits
- Decaf blend of light and dark roasts
- Full mellow flavor and smooth finish
- Deep, rich and full-bodied
We often source coffees for this blend from PRODECOOP. Based in the Segovia region of northern Nicaragua, PRODECOOP now includes 40 cooperatives and 2,318 families. Of all the coffee-growing communities that we work with, Nicaragua most prominently depends on strong female leadership. Women in the community often lead all aspects of coffee farming and processing, which we are happy and proud to support.
With revenues from Fair Trade sales, PRODECOOP has purchased a dry mill, and new machinery and equipment, all of which contribute to the cooperative's quality standards. Fair Trade revenue and funding from various institutions have allowed PRODECOOP to install a quality control center and cupping lab. PRODECOOP has also implemented quality standards for its dry milling process and is currently creating a quality control center to regulate its export production.
PRODECOOP received high scores at the 2003 Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence® competition, solid proof of the cooperative's attention to quality.
Protecting the Enviroment
We depend on the land to make our living. This is true in places where coffee is grown, like Indonesia, Guatemala, and Rwanda, but it's just as true at our headquarters in Vermont, or in any of the thousands of locations where Green Mountain Coffee is sold. Waste reduction and responsible energy use have been two of our top priorities from the beginning.
Building Demand for Sustainable Products
We raise awareness of sustainable coffee, and create "consumer activists" who will demand it. Coffee lovers who ask for Fair Trade Certified™ and organic coffee may not realize it, but they are helping the world maintain a long-term supply of high-quality beans. In 2000, we were among the first U.S. roasters to sell Fair Trade Certified™ coffee. We now offer one of the largest selections of double-certified, Fair Trade organic coffees.
Partnering with Supply-Chain Communities
Strong relationships with our farmers help improve the quality of coffee and the quality of life, in communities around the world. Our coffee buyers travel extensively to find the finest Arabica beans and train farmers in cupping and sensory evaluation. Working together, we develop a common language to talk about quality, and farmers get a better understanding of how their work influences the coffee in your cup.
Supporting Local Communities
We have been donating time, coffee, and money to nonprofits in our neighborhood communities since 1981. Each year, we donate to more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations. Employees volunteer to work on company time and get 6.5 paid workdays to contribute to their community.