ORGANIC – Organic coffee Certificate
Organic agriculture is an integrated farming system that strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity whilst, with rare exceptions, prohibiting synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and growth hormones.
The definition “organic farming” indicates a production system that only permits the use of natural inputs, i.e. occurring naturally in our ecosystem, excluding the use of chemicals (synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides). This comes true thanks to a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions. In order to safeguard the natural fertility of the soil, the organic farmers only employ organic substances and offer to the consumers products not contaminated by chemicals and obtained through environmentally sustainable methods.
We strongly believe in the validity of the organic farming values. Indeed, one of the coffees of which we are prouder is our organic coffee CACE Alto Palomar. For the development of its quality level we have actively worked together with the producers. As a matter of fact, if it’s true that lately the offer of organic coffees has increased, nonetheless it is always very difficult to find coffees of any appreciable organoleptic significance. In this sense, our research work is continuously developing.
In addition to Cace Alto Palomar, a part of our new line Caffè&, coffee and chocolate based products, attained the organic certification!
What are the main principles of the organic farming? The International Federation of Organic Agricolture (I.F.O.A.M.) estabilished the following:
- to trasform as many farms as possible in a self sufficient farming system based on the local resources;
- to safeguard the natural fertility of the soil;
- to avoid any form of pollution determined by farming techniques;
- to produce a sufficient supply of good quality and nutritious food and other products.
In order to obtain the organic certification, producers have to follow a strict process which includes a minimum two-year conversion period from standard to organic farming system. All the parties involved in the organic supply chain, such as Le Piantagioni del caffè, are subject to regular audits carried out by the control bodies which verify the compliance of their products to the standards.
Only once this procedure is strictly respected, it will be possible to show the organic label on the coffee.