Here’s something interesting . . . did you know that in the U.S. we drink 20% of all the world’s coffee? That makes us the largest coffee consumer in the world!
To bring you the best coffee farmers have to offer, we purchase Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and organic certified coffee beans from countries like Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Sumatra. We never stop searching, so that you can always enjoy the best coffee the world has to offer.
The farmers we deal with are mostly extended families trying to create a better life for their children. Isn’t that something we’re all trying to achieve?
When you drink Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea, you’re not just enjoying an extremely good cup of coffee or tea – you’re also supporting fair wages for coffee farmers, sustainability and wildlife.
We are certified as Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Cup of Excellence and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) "Bird Friendly®."
Did you know that many coffee farmers aren’t paid a fair wage for their exotic coffee? At Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea, we think that’s just plain wrong. We strive to purchase and roast Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee. This guarantees that the farmers we deal with are guaranteed a fair deal.
Fair Trade certification ensures that the farmers who grow our coffee are compensated fairly. The profits they enjoy are reinvested in their own communities, enabling them to enhance the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.
But, we never sacrifice quality for fair prices. There are times when we have to reject a Fair Trade farmer’s coffee because it doesn’t meet our standards. When this happens, we’re disappointed that we’re unable to support that farmer. However, we want to bring you the very best coffee while supporting Fair Trade farmers around the world. So, we continue to search for the best!
Rainforest Alliance Certified farmers use less water, reduce threats to the environment and wildlife, produce less waste and run more efficient farms – all while collaborating with conservationists to save the world’s biodiversity.
Rainforest Alliance means improved conditions for farm workers by providing fair wages, decent housing and access to schools, healthcare and training.
Why is this certification important to you? The SMBC ensures that coffee plantations remain a healthy haven for birds and other wildlife.
After years of scientific research to determine the best conditions for birds and other wildlife, the SMBC has developed a set of strict criteria for evaluating shade-grown coffee farms.
"Bird Friendly®" coffees are the only coffees on the market that are certified as 100% shade-grown and organic, meaning that they are grown without the use of chemical pesticides that poison the environment.
After reading above, you now know that we choose only the best green coffee beans from around the world and delicately roast them to bring out the bean’s optimal flavor for an exquisite coffee experience. Since each country of origin has different growing conditions, we use our knowledge, expertise and time to find the perfect roast for each coffee.
The beans are artisan hand craft roasted by our Roast Master, Chris McLaughlin, in our West Deptford, NJ facility. And, when we achieve the desired roast levels, we conduct coffee tastings, “cuppings,” to make sure the desired flavors and characteristics are coming through.
The best part? We only roast your coffee when you order. So, you’re enjoying extremely fresh coffee!
Sometimes, being a loose leaf tea lover can be a hassle. Have you ever experienced problems with mesh strainers and infusers – like particles in the cup and time-consuming cleanup? And, how can you enjoy your favorite loose tea when you’re on the go? We’ve got the perfect solution – the T-sac! It’s an easy to fill sac with an expanding gusset bottom so you can enjoy your favorite tea any time, any where, without a mess.
The filter paper used for T-sacs is all natural and unbleached, making it an eco-friendly product. Since the paper contains no artificial ingredients, it won’t taint the flavor of your tea. They’re also disposable and completely biodegradable.