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OUR USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

OUR USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Lizzy's Fresh Coffee is proud to be a USDA Certified Organic Coffee Roaster

What does this mean?

At the farm level, organic coffee is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Organic coffee is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. After coffee is grown and harvested, certified organic handling standards are met throughout the supply chain to ensure that when coffees arrive at Lizzy's Fresh Coffee, the integrity of the organic quality is maintained. Why then, wouldn't that be considered organic coffee, you might ask? Good question!

If you can imagine a quarterback tossing a perfect spiral throw to the receiver, who then runs it 60 yards toward the end zone...but instead of crossing the line for the touchdown, he stops just a yard short, sits down, and calls "close enough" a touchdown. Well, it's not a touchdown, and at a yard short, it's not certified organic either...

The coffee roaster - the one responsible for the final yard before reaching you, the customer - must also become a certified organic processor for the coffee to be claimed as USDA Certified Organic on the label.

It's a commitment to the organic product, by which we ensure that our handling, roasting, and packaging methods are performed per organic processing standards.


As the consumer, identifying a USDA Certified coffee is easy! Just look for the USDA Certified Organic logo on the front label of the coffee. You'll then know that the entire supply chain, including the coffee roaster, has complied with the organic standards, and you're truly receiving the organic product you've made the conscious choice to consume.

Lizzy's Fresh Coffee is certified organic by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA)