Stoiköff Coffee Joins Global 4C Association
Coffee company supports local and global initiatives
West Coast USA and Canada (PRUnderground) July 9th, 2010
BC’s Stoiköff Coffee Company is the first Canadian member of 4C Association (Common Code for the Coffee Community Association), an international organization improving the social, environmental, and economic conditions for all who make a living in the coffee sector.
“We are delighted to participate in 4C Association, which fits our corporate sustainability mandate,” says Stoiköff President Juan Puac. Puac hopes that their involvement will soon include training and seminars for coffee farmers in Latin America. “Our membership is a positive step in our commitment to give community coffee farmers in developing countries access to training and capacity building in sustainable agricultural practices, food safety, quality improvement, and organizational development.” 4C’s reach extends to Latin America, Asia, and Africa, among other countries and continents.
Locally, Stoiköff will award a $500 grant to a Richmond student graduating high school despite physical, mental, domestic, or economic hardships.
About Stoiköff Coffee Company Inc.
Stoiköff coffees are certified, specialty grade, 100% organic Arabica varieties, and produced by small farms, small farm associations, or cooperatives that practice sustainable agriculture. Coffees are shade-grown under ideal soil conditions and microclimates, at a minimum altitude of 900 metres (2953 ft) above sea level. For more info, visit www.stoikofforganic.com
About 4C Association
Within the 4C Association, farmers, trade and industry and civil society from around the world work together for more sustainability in the entire coffee sector. This global community has joined forces to continuously improve the social, environmental and economic conditions for the people making their living from coffee. Main pillars of the association, established in 2006, are a code of conduct, rules of participation for trade and industry, support services for coffee farmers, a verification system and the participatory governance structure. Please visit www.4c-coffeeassociation.org for the latest activities and in-depth information on the 4C Association.
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