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Organic Coffee Collaboration

 

Organic coffee is hot, hot, hot!

Organic Coffee Collaboration

Need a delicious gift? Organic coffee products from coffees to chocolates say "I care" with a flair!

 

Entertaining? Impress your guests by serving organic coffees – the coffee's great quality makes for a tasty treat!

What’s for dessert?
Organic coffee is now being used for ice cream, hard candies and chocolate-covered beans!

 

I drink decaf.  No problem! Decaffeinated organic coffee is now being served hot and cold – even as decaffeinated soda!

Organic Coffee Collaboration participants are making sure that award-winning, tasty and environmentally friendly organic coffee and coffee/soy blends are widely available to consumers nationwide. Flavored or unflavored; hot or cold – a wide range of organic coffee products can be found at retail outlets nationwide and direct from roasters via the Internet.


Click here to learn where you can buy organic coffee.

By choosing organic coffee, consumers are choosing delicious, high-quality products while supporting organic agriculture at home and around the world.
 

Organic Coffee Media Advisories and Releases:

September 28, 2010: More and more venues feature organic coffee

June 15, 2010: Organic coffee market tops $1.4 billion in North America, new survey shows

April 7, 2010: Organic Coffee is ‘Hot’ Topic at Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference in Anaheim, CA


September 9, 2009: Organic Coffee is Hot on College Campuses: College food services increasingly choose organic coffee despite economy

July 21, 2009: North American Organic Coffee Market Tops $1.3 Billion. Consumers continue to support organic, farmer-friendly agriculture

July 21, 2009: Organic coffee and 2009 market data to be unveiled at Union Square Cafe in NYC July 21


April 16-19, 2009: Organic Coffee Leaders Attend Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference in Atlanta. Organic coffees win quality awards in El Salvador and Nicaragua in ‘08.

< View 2006-2008 Organic Coffee Collaboration media advisories and press releases here >


About the Organic Coffee Market:

Organic coffee is grown in more than 40 countries, including the United States. Total annual sales of organic coffee in North America amounted to approximately $1.3 billion dollars in 2008, according to the North American Organic Coffee Industry Survey: 2009. The amount of organic coffee imported into the U.S. and Canada increased 12 percent from 2007-2008, according to the study, released at an event hosted by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a project of the OTA. Learn more facts about the organic coffee market.

 

Organic Coffee Production and Processing:
Organic coffee is grown and processed to strict standards. Read an article in CoffeeTalk by OTA and Oregon Tilth detailing the different stages of getting certified.

Organic Coffee and the Environment:

Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.  Third-party certification organizations verify that organic farmers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Learn more facts about organic coffee and the environment.

 

About the Organic Coffee Collaboration:

At the OTA All Things Organic ™ trade show in 2005, several members of the organic coffee supply chain expressed interest in a coordinated effort to promote the benefits of, and expand the market for, organic coffee, and thus expand its production both in the U.S. and internationally. In response, OTA launched the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a project involving prominent members of the organic coffee supply chain.  Participants in this initiative include:

     - ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION  (Greenfield, MA) 
     - BEANTREES ORGANIC COFFEE (Sacramento, CA)

     - CAFFE IBIS  (Logan, UT) 
     - CHIAPAS FARMS (Austin, TX)
     - CONTROL UNION CERTIFICATIONS (Plantation, FL)
     - ELAN ORGANIC COFFEES  (San Diego, CA)

     - EQUATOR COFFEES & TEAS  (San Rafael, CA)

     - GOLDEN VALLEY FARMS COFFEE ROASTERS (West Chester, PA)
     - GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE  (Waterbury, VT) 
     - S&D COFFEE (Concord, NC)
     - SUN COFFEE ROASTERS (Plainville, CT)
     - SWISS WATER DECAFFEINATED COFFEE COMPANY  (Burnaby, BC Canada)
    

       

For more information about the Organic Coffee Collaboration contact:
Sandra Marquardt, On The Mark Public Relations 
(301-592-0077or e-mail: smarquardt@onthemarkpr.com)
or Barbara Haumann, Organic Trade Association 
(413-774-7511, Ext. 1220 or e-mail: bhaumann@ota.com)

 
 
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