certification

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee

The Rainforest Alliance (RFA) is a non-profit organization who works towards conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. The certificate focusses on companies and farms that are located near the forest and assist them in sustaining the local natural environment.

UTZ Certified are currently in the process of merging to become part of the Rainforest Alliance.

Rainforest Alliance standards:

  • Farms are required to maintain 40% canopy coverage and consist of at least two strata
  • At least 12 native species of trees on average, per hectare of land
  • Farmers are not allowed to alter natural water courses
  • Children under 15 are prohibited from working, those under 18 must have parental permission and work must not prevent them from attending school
  • A 100% Rainforest Alliance certificate is available to guarantee the entire container when standards are met

Find the coffees you’re looking for with a Rainforest Alliance certificate.