Coffee Certifications

Fair Trade

A $0.10/lb. premium on these coffees guarantees farmers in producing regions economic support for sound farming techniques and community projects such as schools, daycares, and nurseries.

USDA Organic

These coffees are grown in a manner that excludes the use of fertilizers, pesticides, hormone treatments and steroids thereby keeping these harmful chemicals from draining into the water supply.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

At our current rate of rainforest destruction, it is estimated that half of them will be gone by 2025. The Alliance works to protect our rainforest ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them.

Trees for the Future

By purchasing a pound of these coffees you will be responsible for the planting of two much-needed trees in coffee producing regions. These trees provide important shade for the coffee plants and work to filter carbon dioxide from our air.

Grounds for Health

These coffees support life-saving cervical cancer screening and treatment services in coffee producing regions for women who wouldn’t otherwise have the means to do so.

Emerald Certifications


These paper products are made from agricultural fibers such as sugarcane bagasse, bamboo, and eucalyptus (a fast-growing tree often considered invasive) instead of traditional hardwood pulp.

BPA Free

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a potentially toxic hormone-mimicking chemical used in some plastics and plastic sealants. BPA has also been found in the ink on newspapers and receipts, leading to the presence of BPA in recycled paper products. Emerald Brand Tree-Free products are naturally BPA free!

FSC Certified

FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council®, ensures the health of the world’s forests for future generations. FSC Chain of Custody Certification traces wood-based products through the supply chain from forest to end-user.


Design for the Environment (DfE) is an EPA partnership program. The DfE label identifies cleaners that are safer for people and the environment.