Welcome to Lavanta Coffee Roasters, Inc., proud roasters and coffee professionals of exquisite coffees from around the world. Lavanta Coffee is a second generation family-owned business that makes it our mission to work directly with farmers to ensure quality, consistency, and healthy environmental practices. By working with our farmers and by “direct trade”, we ensure our coffee is in direct contact with our company from the farmer to your cup. Direct Trade also allows Lavanta Coffee to build mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with our farmers and cooperatives in the coffee producing countries from around the world. We additionally support women in origin by sourcing as much as possible from women farmers and cooperatives that reinvest in children’s education, health, clean water supplies and increase of their living standard. Lavanta Coffee works diligently to produce high quality specialty coffees at reasonable prices. We offer custom selected and custom roasted coffees from over 40 different origins and an additional 15 blends which are only roasted upon order. Our consumers also have the opportunity to create their own signature blends and labels, which we are able to ship within 24 hours of roasting. By working with Lavanta Coffee Roasters, you are not only ensured that you are receiving fresh specialty coffee, but you are also extending your support to farmers, women producers, and cooperatives that we invest in to improve their livelihoods and local habitats. CERTIFICATIONS Our Commitment to the Coffee Farmers -USDA ORGANIC CERTIFIED: Regulates growing methods by prohibiting GMO seeds and prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals used in agriculture. Organic standards are verified during production, as well as the roasting, processing and handling of all Organic Certified Coffees. -FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED: Is a global certification that uses traceability to get farmers higher wages allowing them to hold onto their farms and invest in quality. These premiums are then used by the cooperatives and farmers as needed for equipment, tools, and other items that are used on a daily basis. It puts farmers in direct contact with importers and roasters which creates long-term sustainability -RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED: Focuses primarily on good farming habits to protect the wildlife. In Flores (Indonesia) our team plants 1,000 trees in deforested jungles, which are now protected lands to rebuild the natural habitats for jungle species. We additionally focus on waste water management so that the water that is returned to the streams is as clean and if not cleaner then when it was taken out of the streams -DIRECT TRADE: Ever wonder what the path a coffee bean takes to get to your cup? We know the entire process due to our direct involvement with the entire chain. Our green coffee buyers travel extensively in search of the highest quality beans from each producing country. From picking off the coffee trees, to processing and sorting, to exporting and importing, to roasting, our DIRECT TRADE program monitors and implements strict standards at each step of the coffee bean’s path. Direct Trade is a premium paying program that rewards Farmers and Processors for property farming and processing to produce the highest quality of coffees. For following our strict standards, we reward them with paying a premium over market pricing. -SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Lavanta Coffee Roasters and the entire team are members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), founded in 1982, is a non-profit trade organization for the specialty coffee industry. With members located in more than 40 countries, SCAA represents different segments of the specialty coffee industry including producers, roasters, importers/exporters and retailers.