Learn | Coffee & Tea Designations
Committed to micro-estate, single origin and sustainably produced coffees and teas, many of our products receive special designation.
VMCT Select Coffees
VMCT Select coffees may not always fall within a respective country’s certification parameters but Craig Arseneau and Chris Chantler are committed to making sure every bean purchased meets their exacting quality standards and is farmed with a social conscience and has minimal negative impact on the environment.
Additionally, VMCT actively supports and develops direct relationships with the independent farmer who elects not to be involved with cooperative coffee efforts but chooses to grow either organic or sustainably farmed, single-origin coffees or what is termed, micro-estate coffees.
All of VMCT’s micro-estate plantations are farmed organically or sustainably and will continue to be the source for some of the world’s greatest coffees for generations to come.
Organic & Bio-Dynamic
By fostering direct to grower relationships, VMCT continually sources certified organic and bio-dynamic coffees and teas. As certification qualifications vary from country to country, VMCT is diligent in their research and ensures organic and bio-dynamic farming standards are met by their producers.
Sustainable farming practices are rooted in the theory of re-creating nature in the field, with minimal intervention; finding balance between production and the health of the earth. From shade grown coffee to working with producers with modern water reclamation facilities, VMCT takes an active role in supporting farmers who consciously care and invest in their lands and communities.