We don't currently offer organic coffee, as a lot of the growers we work with are so small that it's not possible to certify them as such. That said, we invest in our farmers so that they can create sustainable working practices and we always choose our coffees based on cupping quality.
Will, our Head of Coffee, had a chat to some of our farmers about this issue last time he visited Brazil. They told him it wasn’t realistic for them to completely rule out the use of some pesticides due to coffee leaf rust. This rust is a fungus that attacks coffee plants and has been a terrible issue for farmers in recent years. Without some sensible use of pesticides, their coffee trees would simply die. To read more about coffee leaf rust, check out this article here.