The Coffee Cooperative of Dota (Coopedota) announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality certification for its green and roasted coffee beans.
This is the first time that coffee production has been certified as carbon neutral.
Coopedota, a cooperative of 800 coffee farmers from Costa Rica’s Dota valley, certified its coffee to the British Standards Institution’s PAS2060 specification for demonstrating carbon neutrality. Since its publication last year, PAS2060 has been recognized by experts as the most credible international certification standard for carbon neutrality.
As part of the certification process, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the life cycle of the product (production, transport and sale) were reduced and offset to result in zero net emissions. Many carbon neutrality certifications focus on point-source, as opposed to life-cycle emissions.