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What Do our Certifications Mean?

Certifications on coffee—just like the Swiss Water® logo itself—let you know a great deal about the background of the coffee you're buying. Certifications can tell you everything from whether a coffee was grown and harvested sustainably to how the farmers who grew it were paid.

Certifications can tell you if the coffee is suitable for consumption under religious laws, and they can tell you whether a coffee is part of an empowering economic supply chain. "Third-party certifications provide a level of reliability and trust to supply chains that many coffee drinkers want," says Swiss Water Director of Coffee Mike Strumpf. Unroasted coffee often comes to our facility with several certifications, like Organic, Fairtrade, and Rainforest Alliance—and it's part of our job to ensure that these certifications remain intact. In addition, coffees leave our warehouse with one more logo on the bag—the Swiss Water® insignia, which guarantees that the coffee has undergone a 100%-chemical-free, organic process to remove caffeine and add nothing else. Sounds like a win to us! "In this ever-changing world in which we live in, more eyes on a system create more traceability and more reliability," says Strumpf. "All of the certifications Swiss Water Decaf uses provide reliability to different aspects of the coffee world." And we hope that one of our certifications covers what is important to you."

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