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Santa Emilia Estate.
The farm has been in the Homberger family for three generations and was Rainforest Alliance Certified* in 2006. Santa Emilia practices sustainable farming methods and does not use herbicides on the farm. Instead, they use “Noble Herbs” for soil improvements and to keep weeds at bay. The farm also promotes social responsibility.
*The Rainforest Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve biodiversity by promoting sustainability in agriculture, forestry, tourism and other businesses. They certify coffee when it is produced under certain standards. Rainforest Alliance standards are intended to protect the environment and rights of workers.
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