Sustainable coffee includes coffee certified as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance, supporting local coffee growing communities to implement quality processes and environmentally friendly coffee growing practices.
The Sustainable Program
pays for women to form and establish legalized all-women farmer membered cooperatives, to be trained and then certified in global programs including Fairtrade, RainForest Alliance and Carbon Credit Certification.
This will help us to guarantee trade justice, lift farmers capacities and create sustainable development opportunities for our women farmers and their communities.
The Nursery Program
provides new climate resistant coffee seedlings and a variety of trees such as citrus, banana, timber and rubber to our coffee farmers, which serve to both shade the coffee plants and provide a secondary income for Javanese and Balinese women farmers.
This is done in partnership with the Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, monitored by the United Nations FAO.
java mountain coffee® is actively facilitating sustainable coffee collaborations by working with our first two female worker cooperatives.
The first two Sustainable Programs are:
Java Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative located on the mountains surrounding Ciwidey and Pangalengan West Java and the Bali Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative on Mount Batukaru Bali
Our program is funded by 10% from the sale of farm fresh micro roast coffee and 2% from the sale of farm fresh green coffee beans. We invite all our partner organisations to visit our Sustainable Program in 2017 to see the positive impact of our work.
Why do we have a nursery program?
Dramatic changes in weather conditions due to climate change coupled with hundreds of years of deforestation have caused significant issues in the farming of coffee. Severe weather has washed away rich soil nutrients and the ageing coffee trees yields are reducing due to coffee rust. Coffee trees needs shade trees to grow a healthy and sustainable coffee crop, yet in Indonesia less than 20% of coffee farms have shade due hundreds of years of deforestation. The nursery program is critical for delivering climate resistant coffee plants and shade trees to build a sustainable coffee industry.
Delivering Real Sustainable Impact
From 2018, all sustainable partners will receive an independent sustainable impact report completed by a specialised global audit company. This report will detail the total impact delivered from the initiatives of the programs.