Desert Sun Coffee Roasters, as a member/owner of Cooperative Coffees, was awarded the Specialty Coffee Association’s 2020 Sustainability Award in the Business Model category.
The award acknowledges leaders in the specialty coffee industry who guide the way with green initiatives. Coop Coffees has been recognized for their unique business model which brings roasters from the United States and Canada to import in a way that promotes sustainability with coffee producers.
Desert Sun is an active member-roaster, joining Coop Coffees in 2007. Cooperative Coffees is a Certified B Corporation. Wanting to do business differently, the founding members created an innovative importing model, incorporating transparent and fair trading practices to foster long-term relationships with farmers as partners in trade.
Recent initiatives Desert Sun has participated in include Carbon Climate and Coffee, a pilot project implementing the Cool Farm Tool and the Carbon, Climate and Coffee Initiative.
For more information, visit www.sca.coffee/sca-news/news/2020-sustainability-awards.