"Born in Canada and raised on coffee plantations in Costa Rica, I learned from a young age of the artistry and passion required for cultivating the finest 100% Arabica beans. For over 30 years, that passion has become the beating heart that spurs my family business, creating gourmet coffee unlike any other. I invite you to enjoy one of life's greatest pleasures."
- Charles Litterst, Founder & CEO
Zavida's facilities are FSSC 22000 certified for our coffee products and will be certified for all liquid flavour products in 2017. Click to download our FSSC 22000 certificate.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY QAI
Organic coffee is grown without the use of non-organic synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on special isolated farms committed to using sustainable agriculture techniques.
Organic coffee certification preserves natural resources and biodiversity, supports animal health and welfare, receives annual onsite inspections, separates organic from non-organic food and ensures that no genetically modified ingredients are present.
Zavida's facilities are certified Kosher by the Kashruth Council of Canada, the largest Kosher certification agency in Canada. Visit cor.ca for more information.
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIEDTM COFFEE
The Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal helps to ensure that coffee has been grown and harvested using environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Certified coffee is grown on farms that adhere to strictly controlled use of agrochemicals, where forests are protected, rivers, soils and wildlife conserved; workers are treated with respect, properly equipped, and their children are given access to education and medical care.
CARING FOR THE LAND. CARING FOR THE PEOPLE.
Coffee farms that earn the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal are audited to help ensure that they maintain rigorous environmental, social, and economic standards and are continuing to make improvements. The Rainforest Alliance works with coffee farmers to improve their livelihoods and the health and well-being of their communities. Since 1995, the Rainforest Alliance has strengthened the position of coffee farmers by training them in methods that boost yields and safeguard the health of the land for future generations.
SOWING THE SEEDS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.
In 2006, Zavida began a journey of exquisite taste by roasting our first batch of coffee harvested from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms. Our enthusiastic Roast Master prepared a special blend and roasted it by eye. Our team of expert cuppers then decided that the coffee was not only great… it was delightful. Thus began our love affair with the green frog seal. Now, over 50% of the coffee we source is harvested from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms and that number continues to grow each year.
Plant Trees. Save Lives.TM
TREES FOR THE FUTURETM
Trees for the FutureTM is dedicated to planting trees with rural communities in the developing world, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future. They revitalize degraded lands by providing farmers with tree seed, technical training and on-site planning assistance and work around the world planting trees in an incredible range of environments. Learn more at www.trees.org.
CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL
Zavida plants enough trees in the developing world to offset all of our carbon emissions on an annual basis. Our total carbon output is calculated by including all raw materials, transportation and energy use, and we then plant enough trees to absorb all of the carbon we emit every year.
OVER 250,000 TREES PLANTED WORLDWIDE AND GROWING
In 2011, Zavida committed to planting a tree for each and every product sold at www.zavida.ca. Whether you purchase a 2lb bag or a 2oz mini-brick, rest assured that a tree is being planted in the developing world where they are needed most. We welcome you to join us on the journey to reach our goal of planting 1,000,000 trees worldwide and we thank you for growing with us.