Barrie House Certified Coffees

Our fine organic Coffees start as carefully selected beans sourced from small estates around the world for their individual character, and for their contribution to our distinctive blends and single origin coffees. Once selected our organic coffees are small batch roasted and packed into individually sealed bags for freshness. This is our expression of near coffee perfection, prepared for your enjoyment.

What is USDA organic?

Sustainable agriculture stewardship. Coffee farming in harmony with nature. Simply stated, organic agricultural products are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, biosolids, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Organic food 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. In addition they are processed and handled separately from conventional coffee.

What is Fair Trade?

Economic and environmental sustainability for farmers and the community. Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries to improve trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to producers as well as higher social and environmental standards. Follow ‪#‎BeFair‬ movement at via, @FairTradeUSA, #FairTradeMonth

What is SMBC?

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center developed the only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification available: Bird Friendly. No other certification guarantees that every bean is produced organically and under high-quality shade. The SMBC seal of approval ensures tropical “agroforests” are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from your backyard to those faraway farms producing the beans you so enjoy every morning.

What is Shade Grown?
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Every day more and more consumers are demanding shade-grown coffee and are willing to pay a few more cents to enjoy a great tasting cup of coffee with the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting bird conservation, a healthy environment regulates that a certain amount of trees (shade) be maintained in growing areas to preserve bird habitat and the livelihood of many small-scale farm owners.