18 Mar Certified Organic :: What Does It Actually Mean & What To Look For
The Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo is the only way that you can verify that the product and all the processes from growing to roasting are genuinely certified and traceable to national and international organic standards.
To be ACO accredited, the beans must be grown under specific conditions without the use of any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fumigation. Farmers must be growing under these requirements for 3 years before certification and be tested annually. The beans then all need to be stored, roasted, packaged according to the ACO standards and regulations. Each processor receives a unique processing number as part of their certification.
For us at Bun Coffee, despite the additional requirements, paperwork and cost involved in ensuring our facility and processes are certified to the correct standard, it’s just a natural choice. There are many reasons we choose organic such as taste, quality, transparency of product and doing our bit to support the livelihood and longevity of the farming communities and environment of the producers.
To this end, we also go one step further and source Fair Trade beans where possible.
So next time a product is said to be organic, make sure to look out for the Certified Organic logo to verify that every part of the process is organic and not just one aspect of the product.
Bun Coffee Certified Organic Coffee Products are: 100% Organic, Strong Espresso Blend 100% Organic, Decaffeinated Coffee.