The long term goals of UTZ are good
agricultural practices, safe and healthy
working conditions, abolishment of child labor,
and environmental protection.
A UTZ grower learns to do the following and
then continues to do what is needed.
Reduce and prevent soil erosion
Keep records of fertilizer and chemical use and use
these products responsibly
Follow good farming practices including integrated pest
Protect water sources, native and endangered species
Use native fauna for shade grown coffee
Train workers properly in their own language
Implement and follow through on health and safety
Teach and require good hygiene
UTZ follows coffee from planting to the
roaster, carries out yearly inspections and
promotes the organic shade grown coffee
brands of its clients.
Specific sellers of organic shade grown coffee
brands include the following:
» Coffee Tree:
» Tree Frog Coffees:
» Rain Forest Certified Coffees: available
» Audubon Coffee Club: various coffees
And, if you are looking for small growers, out
of the way organic shade grown coffee brands
from Panama or Colombia feel free to contact
us at Buy Organic Coffee for help with a
couple more organic shade grown coffee
The still active volcano, Nevada Ruiz, outside of Manizales,
Colombia in the heart of the Colombian coffee growing
district, the Cafetero.