SOURCE: Albertsons Companies
Sipping a cup of coffee is a morning ritual for many Americans. In fact, the number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, according to the National Coffee Association.
In celebration of National Coffee Day, we salute our Fair Trade Certified™ coffee producers who work behind the scenes to make our favorite O Organics® Fair Trade Certified™ coffee. Because of our partnership with these coffee growers, our morning pick-me-up is also lifting up farming communities in Central and South America.
Over the last five years, the sales of our Fair Trade Certified™ O Organics coffee has generated $1.6 million in community development funds for coffee-growing communities. These funds provide coffee producers with fair-market prices, safe working conditions and the opportunity to strengthen their economies.
Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), a coffee cooperative in the southern highlands of Mexico, is one such supplier for O Organics coffee. They are committed to practicing sustainable agriculture to protect the region’s biosphere and conserve natural resources. Since CESMACH members were heavily affected by coffee leaf rust disease, a troublesome leaf fungus that impacts the yield of coffee plants, members voted to invest in plant renovation and rust management practices. They used a portion of the investment to build a centralized nursery that is home to 4,500 rust-resistant plants.
Another O Organics coffee supplier is Asociación de Cooperación al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango (ACODIHUE), a coffee-producing organization located in the Cuchumatanes Mountains of Guatemala. The organization helps improve the productivity of its member’s small farms, enhance the quality of their coffee and positively impact the livelihoods of its producers. ACODIHUE has developed farmer training and education programs, adopted more sustainable farming practices, and helped growers meet international standards for quality.
When customers purchase O Organics Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, they can feel confident they are standing up for human rights and helping to eliminate exploitation of farm labor. O Organics coffee, like all other O Organics products, is USDA-certified organic and proudly carries the USDA certified organic seal.
Plus, O Organics coffee is also sustainable (what’s not to love?). To reduce plastic packaging, our O Organics coffee pods are now compostable and some whole bean products are available in cardboard composite cans.
Look for O Organics Fair Trade Certified™ coffee at your local Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Jewel Osco and banners in the Albertsons Companies family of stores. Celebrate National Coffee Day with a hot cup of Joe or one of our unique and delicious coffee recipes below!
A unique, rich dessert with a boost in less than 10 minutes? We’re in! This delectable dessert recipe is the perfect end to any meal! Simply brew your O Organics coffee, pour over ice cream and top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and peanut brittle!
This recipe is perfect for iced coffee lovers! Made with only four ingredients, this simple and sweet ice cube recipe will keep your O Organics coffee chilled while adding a full, creamy flavor.
Sweeten up your morning coffee routine with Mocha Overnight Oats! Featuring O Organics coffee and a creamy peanut butter swirl, this delicious recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Prepare this recipe the night before, refrigerate overnight and enjoy with fresh banana slices in the morning for a hassle-free, on-the-go breakfast!
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