Fair-Trade & Shade-Grown
The Daily Grind and The Pub both serve coffee that is certified as fairly traded, shade-grown, and organic. Fairly traded products guarantee that farmers are paid a fair wage for their product. This certification (also available for teas, chocolates, sugar, and beans), helps support small businesses and local farmers.
Plus, shade-grown products protect workers and natural ecosystems. Growing coffee in the shade cools off the workers while also providing a natural habitat for thousands of migratory bird species in the canopy overhead.
Organic & Pesticide Free
Meanwhile, USDA organic certification ensures that no pesticides are used during cultivation of the coffee, which helps to protect farmers and local ecosystems. By buying organic, St. Mary’s protects the environment and our consumers from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).