Galapagos Coffee: Leading the way in sustainable value chains
We are pleased to announce that Caravela Coffee’s Supplier Farms located on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, have achieved the Carbon Neutral International Standard.
The carbon footprint and carbon sequestration of the 26 coffee farms in Galapagos was measured in the 4th quarter of 2021, followed by a third-party verification by One Carbon World. This verification certified that coffee growing conditions, practices and protocols used by these local farmers in the Galapagos Islands are climate positive, and result in an average net positive carbon sequestration agricultural activity of 2 tons of CO2e/Ha per year.
Meaning that coffee growing practices of farmers associated with Caravela in Galapagos Islands are removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is being emitted.
This project sets the standard for the future of the coffee industry worldwide and opens the door for more environmentally conscious coffee production schemes. We will continue our efforts, hopefully with the help of our roasting partners, to verify the carbon emissions of our entire coffee supply chain in the next 4 years, with the goal of having carbon-neutral supply chain by the end of 2025.
Learn more about why this milestone is a big step in our quest to make coffee greener.