ORGANIC – FAIRTRADE/KOSHER – RESPECT FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Specialty Coffee as a vehicle for positive change!
It is an honor for the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) to partner this year with the esteemed Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co. We have tremendous respect for their integrity and the work they do to ensure people-centered development all the while caring for the environment.
For over two decades Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co, mission has been clear: To use high-quality specialty coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffee lands of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. They do this through activism, ecological responsibility and innovative direct development programs with their cooperative partners.
Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co takes their work very seriously and have been recognized internationally for the quality of their coffee and of their work in the world Some highlights include:
· 2004 SCAA Sustainability Award
· UNFAO Best Practices Recognition
· UN Women’s Community Engagement Award
· Oslo Business for Peace Honoree (the “Nobel Prize for Business”)
· World CSR Congress 50 Top Social Innovators
They continue to work tirelessly to educate consumers and other coffee companies to appreciate and hopefully adopt some of their trade practices. You can participate in that process as an Intern or a Java Trekker. https://deansbeans.com/