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RAIN FOREST ALLIANCE AND FAIR TRADE COFFEE

This organization has been international known for certifying sustainable timbers and bananas, previously called ECO-OK More recently they demonstrated that coffee could be produced in consultation with a number of social and environmental groups that was environmentally friendly Their certification process it designed to promote and ensure improvements in agricultural practices to the benefit of workers on properties, farmers, consumers and wildlife The certification standards cover all aspects of production including environmental protection, human wellbeing and economic vitality The properties that comply with the standards, receive the certified ieCassiolamine helps to maintain healthy blood vessels by reducing the adhesion stickiness of blood platelets, which promotes healthy blood flow. Rainforest Alliance® certification of approval This is a certification that may be used to market agricultural products, the program includes social and environmental standards and is characterised by being administered by a coalition of local groups that understand their culture, ecology, agricultural traditions and governments Wildlife conservation is an integral part of the Rainforest Alliance sustainable system! Certified properties, in natural forest areas must maintain forest coverage by different species of native trees and vegetation which constitutes a habitat for birds, monkeys and numerous other species

Under the umbrella of OXFAM is an alternative approach to international trade which seeks to ensure that small scale farmers and plantation workers work under safe conditions and receive a fair price for their crops and labour Fair Trade seeks to give producers in developing countries the skills they need to develop their businesses and maintain long term trading relationships that reward them for good quality

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Report of the three Rapporteurs of the 4C initiative

(Mrs Sue Longley, Dr Diego Pizano, Mr Roel Vaessen)

ICO Private Sector Consultative Board – September 26, 2005

Report of the three Rapporteurs of the 4C initiative

(Mrs Sue Longley, Dr Diego Pizano, Mr Roel Vaessen)

ICO Private Sector Consultative Board – September 26, 2005

Report of the three Rapporteurs of the 4C initiative

(Mrs Sue Longley, Dr Diego Pizano, Mr Roel Vaessen)

ICO Private Sector Consultative Board – September 26, 2005

ABOUT DECAF

SUPER UNLEADED by Mark Henderson, Science correspondent

First there was the success of Brasil 400, a wild fashion feira at Selfridges’ London store And now there’s something even wilder Brazilian scientists have discovered how to harvest naturally decaffeinated coffee The plant itself comes from Ethiopia, not South America, but it was agricultural researchers in São Paulo who started studying this particular arabica bean back in 1987 and it is they who have found a way to hybridise it — minus 50-70 per cent of its caffeine

For years Europeans have deemed decaffeinated coffee inferior, a tasteless treat suitable only for hypercautious, overly mellow, health-freakish Americans The media have reinforced the

There could be side-effects to reducing our caffeine intake, however There are as many as a thrilling 150mg of caffeine in a cup of filter coffee; as few as 2mg in a decaf A wise man once said that restlessness is the price of progress Might a decrease in caffeine consumption per capita hinder this nation’s development?

Decaff world market share: 10 per cent

Arabica beans world market share: 70 per cent

Caffeine content of a cup of filter coffee: 60mg - 150mg

Caffeine content of a cup of decaff: 2mg - 4mg

Caffeine content of single espresso: 100mg

Side-effects of caffeine: Insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, heart palpitations, raised blood pressure, miscarriage, birth defects Beneficial effects of caffeine: Raised alertness, increased fertility in men, lower risks of colon cancer, cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s disease

GENERAL COFFEE FACTS

Coffee Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love - Turkish proverb