German roaster first to sell Certifica Minas Coffee

German coffee roaster Tchibo has announced that it will be the first international buyer of Arabica coffee certified by Certifica Minas, a sustainability standard created by the government of Minas Gerais. The first lot consists of 50,000 bags to be acquired with a premium above market price. Tchibo, known worldwide for its sustainability activities, operates more than a thousand stores in eight countries. More than 1600 growers are currently certified by Certifica Minas, with a total volume of 2 million bags produced in accordance with high standards of social, economic and environmental practices.

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