Comparing Coffee Certifications

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Comparing Coffee Certifications

Postby Alistair Durie on Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:06 am

The SCAA Sustainability Committee (2009) has updated their Sustainable Coffee Certification Comparison matrix, with information provided by the following organizations:

* Organic
* Fair Trade
* Rainforest Alliance
* Smithsonian Bird Friendly®
* Utz Certified
* 4C

it is attached, and also available here: ... Codes.aspx
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Re: Comparing Coffee Certifications

Postby scottlucey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:27 pm

Thanks! I would love handing this to the handful of customers who are hardcore "i only by fair trade" etc... minded.
8 pages of basics so many people, especially consumers, know so little about.
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Re: Comparing Coffee Certifications

Postby kylefreund on Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:00 pm

This is a great document and like Scott said, it'll be real handy for informing folks.

Thanks to everyone on the Sustainability Committee.
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Oxfam's producer guide to certifications

Postby Michael Sheridan on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:05 am

Agreed - a welcome and overdue resource!

I wanted to share here another resource that can be helpful at origin - Oxfam America's "Certificaciones de café - Versión Popular" (only en español). Oxfam sponsored some academic study of certification impacts at origin a number of years ago whose results were never published. This helpful document, however, was one of the unexpected outcomes/pleasant surprises of the process.

I don't have permission to distribute the document, but here is the image of the cover if anyone wants to get copies from Oxfam America.

Oxfam America - Certificaciones de café.jpg
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