We have maintained a commitment to sustainability and as a result, over 75% of our coffees and teas are Certified Organic, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, or some combination of all three.
We support each of these three certifications and believe strongly in an inclusive approach to buying that accommodates the true diversity of growing conditions.
But it does not stop there. We want to do our part to reduce the impact our business has on climate change. And so, we make sure that all our shipping is carbon neutral.
We have established a partnership with Pachama to support the Jarí Para River Forest Conservation Project which allows us to neutralize the shipping emissions that contribute to climate change.
We are offsetting the total emissions generated by our shipped orders by acquiring carbon credits to neutralize the impact.
What that means for you is that now you are supporting an environmentally-friendly business that invests in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping with every order at Tico Coffee Roasters.
We know you have many choices to get your coffees and teas, but if you care as much as we do about the future of our planet. We encourage you to look for businesses that do their part to reduce the carbon footprint and help stopping the climate change.
Together we can make a difference!
Supporting the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest
Jari Pará, an avoided deforestation project, preserves 50,480 hectares of primarily virgin Amazon forest. The project, which aims to promote forest conservation and reduce potential greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), likewise emphasizes the importance of local economic development.
Over the project’s 30-year lifetime, it is expected to sequester nearly 15 tonnes of carbon emissions. To prevent illegal deforestation, the project has pledged extensive surveillance and monitoring.
The project provides habitat to at least 2070 species of animal (133 of which are endangered), and at least 340 species of plants (54 of which are endangered). Given the project’s location, it forms an important ecological corridor with surrounding Conservation Units.
Jari Pará also provides direct benefits to the hundreds of rural families whose livelihoods depend on the forest. The project runs a Technical Assistance and Rural Extension program to educate local stakeholders on sustainable agricultural practices. Further, Jari Pará uses revenue from carbon credit sales to build energy and communications infrastructure for the communities.
Some deforestation is detectable within the project since its inception, however, this appears to be uncoordinated and due to small farm activity, and is relatively minor given the project’s size.
However, over the past five years, both the project and region have experienced biomass decline as deforestation has increased. Moreover, given the current political challenges in Brazil, projects such as Jari Pará have experienced incredible pressure. Pachama provides remote data to the project developer to help address this threat.