A few years back we took a look at our coffee supplier to make sure we were providing our customers with the best value. What we found was that our coffee roaster, Cafe Excellence, was a great small local roaster providing some of the best coffee around.
– see blog – https://philadelphiacateringblog.com/2012/07/.
This time around being true to our mission on sustainability we decided to take a look to see if there are more sustainable options we can take advantage of with our coffee service. Cafe Excellence again does not disappoint. Also being committed to sustainability Cafe Excellence carries a line of coffee with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.
According to the Rain Forest Alliance;
” Products bearing the seal originate on, or contain ingredients sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests. These farms and forests are managed according to rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria designed to conserve wildlife; safeguard soils and waterways; protect workers, their families and local communities; and increase livelihoods in order to achieve true, long-term sustainability.”
We serve a lot of coffee. Last year we served 97,454 cups of coffee and 719,368 cups of coffee since 2004. Our 15 Year PCC veteran employee, Joe Kidd is responsible for brewing most of it and he is very pleased with the new initiative. So once again a simple day to day business decision can have far reaching effects to help improve lives, our environment, and our planet.
Cafe Excellence is planning on expanding their Rain Forest Alliance Certified offerings and you can buy them online – check them out – http://cafeexcellence.com/rainforest-alliance-coffee/
To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance – http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about