We have written and spoke a few times about why Fratello Coffee chooses to purchase Rainforest Alliance (RA) certified coffees over other certifications. We believe strongly that RA is the most complete certification available to us today. A certification that looks at many different levels of life and accountability on the farms we choose to work with.
Not all of our coffee is RA, however, more and more are and we will continue to source coffees that first stand out as exceptional on the cupping table; followed with the hopes that these estates are/could be certified.
Below is a short video provided to us by The Rainforest Alliance that shows a few of their objectives while auditing at the farm level.