Camano Island Coffee Roasters seeks to create lasting change through ethical coffee purchasing in 4 ways:
1. The Beans: They only buy coffee beans that are USDA Certified Organic and shade-grown. The organic certification ensures that coffee farmers are safe from harmful pesticides. Shade-grown coffee protects rain forests, guarantees bird habitat, and preserves the soil.
2. The Price: By paying a premium for a superior product, you are enabling farmers to provide food, clothing, shelter and education for their children.
3. Giving A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: They partner with Agros International, a Seattle, WA based non-profit that assists responsible coffee farmers in purchasing their own land through low-interest or interest-free loans.
4. You: You are the most important catalyst for lasting change! By supporting only ethical coffee, you are doing your part to preserve the environment and protect the health of both farmers and consumers. For every Coffee Lover’s Box you purchase from Camano Island Coffee Roasters, $1.00 goes back to the farmers through Agros International.