CarolinaMud.com Off-Road Adventure Coffee is a smooth and exciting blend of light-roasted natural-processed and dark roasted Central American coffees. It is perfectly balanced between bright, sparkling fruit and deep, roasty flavors that will get you up and ready to make the most of your day. Take it on your next Overlanding Adventure.
Organic coffee is produced without the aid of artificial chemical substances, such as certain additives or some pesticides and herbicides. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic farmers abide by the law. Our coffee is certified organic by ECOCERT ICO.
what does it mean to be certified organic?
In order for coffee to be certified and sold as organic in the United States, it must be produced in accordance with U.S. standards for organic production and certified by an agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. requirements for organic coffee production include farming without synthetic pesticides or other prohibited substances for three years and a sustainable crop rotation plan to prevent erosion, the depletion of soil nutrients, and control for pests. Our coffee is certified organic by ECOCERT ICO.
This info was quoted from: http://www.ota.com/organic/organic_and_you/coffee_collaboration/facts.html
sustainability & responsibility
The discussion of sustainable farming practices goes hand in hand with the discussion of how our coffee tastes. Coffee is one of the most highly chemically treated crops in the world. The use of petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers not only can strip the soil of nutrients and contaminate water supplies, they can also end up in the coffee we drink. Conventional coffee plantations can also be responsible for clear-cutting rainforests to plant full-sun hybrid coffee plants. Shade-grown coffee requires less fertilizer, preserves habitat and protects the soil from eroding.
We are one of the few certified organic roasters in our area. Our coffee is 100% chemical-free. We went through the expensive and time-consuming process to be a certified organic business from the beginning. Because it is as important to our customers as it is to us, it is a great investment.
We believe in being responsible in our business practices. That means providing a fair and living wage to our farmers, putting back as much goodness as we take from the soil, and having the smallest footprint we can.