About UTZ certified Coffee

Today’s consumers are increasingly demanding that their coffee is produced responsibly, with care for people and the environment. This means appropriate and modest use of fertilizers, pesticides, water and energy. It means children of coffee farmers sent to school rather than put to work. Farm workers given decent labor rights, housing and healthcare. And farmers empowered to act as professionals and become better businessmen and women. More about why sustainable coffee is better for the environment. All this, as well as the same good taste, quality and price consumers are used to. Together with key players in the industry, including farmers, roasters and retailers, UTZ is committed to creating a sustainable, viable coffee market. How? Through an efficient certification and traceability program for more responsible coffee production that meets the needs of both producers and markets.

The meaning of UTZ certification and why it matters

Cafe Bonte UTZ Italia is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a strong coffee that is incredibly tasty and enjoyable. It carries UTZ certification, which only adds to its guarantee of a superior quality and ethic production values.
UTZ is a modern certification whose name derives from the ancient Mayan expression “Utz Kapeh” that stands for “Great Coffee”. The aim of this program is to uphold sustainable farming as well as ensuring that farmers have access to viable trade opportunities. To this purpose, all agricultural practices of UTZ certified coffee are independently monitored, and farmers are taught how to implement the most effective techniques and humane working conditions, all under an environmentally sound philosophy.
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Contrasting UTZ Certified with Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance

UTZ certification often goes hand in hand with Fairtrade and the Rainforest Alliance, but it’s scope and organisation are complimentary.
The focus of the Fairtrade organisation is to establish local sustainability and reasonable working conditions in the developing world, as well as setting a minimum trade price for products as a standard market practice. This helps keep farmers from being exploited by unscrupulous business owners, while raising living standards for those who are in most need.
Rainforest Alliance has a similar practice, but focuses on preserving the environment and local biodiversity. Its activities include education towards best land-use practices, as well as finding ways to tackle local poverty through eco-sustainability production values and work ethics.
Many of the beans within the Café BONté range are either UTZ certified as well as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. We put great care into delivering the best coffee to our clients, while making sure the entire production chain adheres to humane and sustainable practices!