WE RESPECT FARMERS. AND THE EARTH.
Timothy's World Coffee® is committed to promoting public awareness around environmental
and social responsibility. As a proud supporter of programs that assist coffee farmers and their
families, protect land use and promote sustainable coffee‐growing practices, our commitment
benefits every group involved in the trading process – from producers to workers to wildlife and
consumers. This means you can always feel good about drinking Timothy's coffee.
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIEDTM PROGRAM
Timothy's participates in the Rainforest Alliance certification program because we believe in
promoting sustainable farming and forestry in coffee regions worldwide.
The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that
depend on them by transforming land‐use and business practices, as well as consumer
behavior. In fact, companies, cooperatives and landowners must meet rigorous standards that
conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods.
Thanks to the great collaboration between farmers and conservationists to protect our
environment, this program has led to sustainable practices that benefit both present and future
generations of coffee workers and drinkers alike.
Visit the Rainforest Alliance website
Timothy's cares about more than just coffee. We care about communities too.
As an industry pioneer in supporting socially and environmentally responsible coffee programs,
Timothy's World Coffee served its first cup of Rainforest Alliance certified coffee in November
2004. The objective was to consistently offer premium quality coffee to our customers, while
giving back to coffee farming communities, worldwide.
Today, Timothy's remains committed to giving back to the communities we serve, plus helping
to ensure dignified living conditions for coffee farmers and communities around the world. Not
only does our participation in the Rainforest Alliance certification program help us to protect
natural resources globally, it also helps to ensure our customers' needs are met – without
compromising future generations' ability to satisfy their needs.
Through our partnership with Rainforest Alliance, Timothy's supports educational and
environmental programs in communities where coffee is grown and harvested. Our shared
vision is to protect the earth, while providing its people with a sustainable livelihood and safe
living and working conditions.
Farmers who participate in the Rainforest Alliance certification program are able to gain
leverage in negotiating fair coffee prices and obtain access to first‐rate markets, while
preserving their land.
Carlos Alberto Gonzales, head of the Colombian Coffee Federation, captures the impact of
sustainable agricultural programs best when he says: For us sustainability is more than
marketing; it is a way of life."
TransFair – Fairtrade Certification
Timothy's is not only committed to serving you superior coffee, but also helping to preserve the
environment and to sustain the livelihood of coffee farmers and laborers. By purchasing Fairtrade
Certified products, we help to ensure farmers receive fair prices for their goods, plus
enable them to invest in quality processing equipment. Our contribution also helps to support
school programs — promoting literacy and education for farmers and their children. Every time
you choose to drink a Fairtrade Certified cup of coffee, you are making a positive contribution
to the standard of living in the communities that produce your favorite Timothy's beverage.