Being kind to our people and the planet

Our journey from farm to table includes our investment in sustainable farming practices. Put simply, sustainable coffee is coffee grown in a manner that is kind to the environment and its people.

A sustainable farm gives back as much to the land and people as it receives. It seeks independence from non-renewable resources and uses renewable resources when possible. Sustainable farming also minimises pollution, and recognises the need to respect workers and the farmland they keep.

Our coffee is good in every way

Piazza D'Oro Espresso coffee is proud to be UTZ CERTIFIED. UTZ - which stands for good in Mayan language from Guatemala, is at the forefront of sustainable farming and providing better opportunities for farmers, their families and the environment. The UTZ CERTIFIED programme enables farmers to improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment.

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1. Good Agricultural
& Business Practices

Empowers farmers with knowledge on the global coffee market

Training to increase productivity and bean quality

Record keeping & knowledge of farming costs

Proper training of workers, hygiene rules and practices

2. Social

Workers and their families have access to healthcare, clean water and decent housing

Children of workers have access to schooling

Safe & healthy working conditions

No discrimination & respectful treatment of workers

Payment of minimum wages

3. Environmental

Minimalised and safe use of fertilisers & agrochemicals

Minimised water and energy usage

Prevention of soil erosion

Deforestation of primary forests is prohibited

Protection of endangered species