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What is Australian Certified Organic Coffee

Certified organic coffee in Australia is coffee that has been grown and processed according to strict organic standards set by various certification bodies such as the Australian Certified Organic (ACO) or the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA).

Organic coffee is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers. Instead, organic farmers rely on natural methods such as crop rotation, composting, and biological pest control to maintain the health of their coffee plants and soil.

Certification bodies ensure that the coffee meets these standards through regular inspections and testing of the coffee beans and production facilities. Once the coffee is certified organic, it can be labelled and sold as such, indicating to consumers that the coffee has been produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Who is Australian Certified Organic (ACO)

Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is a certification body that provides certification services to organic producers, processors, and traders in Australia and internationally. ACO is a subsidiary of Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA), a not-for-profit organisation that represents and advocates for organic and biodynamic farmers in Australia.

The ACO certification program ensures that organic products meet strict organic standards and are produced, processed, and traded without the use of synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or other prohibited inputs. The ACO standards are based on the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce, which is recognised by the Australian government.

To become certified by ACO, producers and processors must undergo a rigorous certification process that includes on-site inspections, testing of soil, water, and products, and an audit of their production and processing systems. Once certified, products can carry the ACO logo, which is a widely recognised symbol of organic integrity and quality.

In addition to certification, ACO also provides education and support to organic producers and processors, as well as consumer education about the benefits of organic products.

Why should you choose Certified Organic Coffee?

Choosing certified organic coffee can have several benefits, both for you and the environment. Here are some reasons why you should consider choosing certified organic coffee:

  1. Health Benefits: Organic coffee is grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides, which can leave harmful residues on the coffee beans. Certified organic coffee ensures that the coffee is grown in a way that is free from harmful chemicals and is safe for consumption.
  2. Better for the Environment: Organic coffee farming practices promote sustainability and environmental conservation. Organic coffee farmers use natural techniques to control pests and fertilise their crops, which reduces soil and water pollution, and helps to preserve biodiversity.
  3. Supports Fair Trade: Many certified organic coffee farmers also follow fair trade practices, which means they receive fair prices for their crops and work under safe and humane conditions.
  4. High-Quality Coffee: Organic coffee is often grown at higher elevations, where the cooler temperatures and richer soil create ideal growing conditions. This can result in a higher-quality coffee with unique flavours and aromas.
  5. Ethical Consumption: Choosing certified organic coffee can be a way to support sustainable and ethical consumption practices, and to contribute to a more equitable and environmentally responsible global economy.

Overall, choosing certified organic coffee is a great way to support healthier, more sustainable coffee production practices, and to enjoy high-quality coffee that is free from harmful chemicals.

How do I recognise Certified Organic products?

To recognise Australian certified organic products, you should look for the following certification logos:

  1. Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo: The ACO logo is Australia's largest certifier of organic and biodynamic products. It can be found on food, skincare, textiles, and other organic products.
  2. NASAA Certified Organic (NCO) logo: The NCO logo is another widely recognised organic certification in Australia. It can be found on food, skincare, and other organic products.
  3. Organic Food Chain (OFC) logo: The OFC logo is another certification for organic products. It can be found on food and skincare products.
  4. Bio-Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI) logo: If the coffee is certified biodynamic, look for the BDRI logo on the packaging. The BDRI is an Australian certification body that certifies biodynamic products.

When you see any of these logos on a product, it means that the product has been certified by a third-party organisation to meet the Australian organic standards. This certification ensures that the product has been produced using sustainable farming practices and does not contain harmful chemicals, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms.

ACO Australian Certified Organic

EcoCaffe is a leader in Organic Coffees for Nespresso.

EcoCaffè is an Australian-owned and operated company dedicated to sustainability and quality. We are proud to be the exclusive supplier for Dingo Republic Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules, which are masterfully ground, roasted and packed in Australia. All our packaging, including capsules and lids, are compostable and fully biodegradable.

We offer the largest selection of Organic coffees in biodegradable capsules for Nespresso. Our Certification number is 12435.



Behind products on the supermarket shelves and in stores are people: farmers, workers – families. Millions of them suffer from extreme poverty, poor working conditions and inequality. Fairtrade changes this. Support Fairtrade, change lives.

Fairtrade's approach enables farmers and workers to have more control over their lives and decide how to invest in their future.

As a leader in the global movement to make trade fair, Fairtrade supports and challenges businesses and governments and connects farmers and workers with the people who buy their products.

By choosing Fairtrade, people can create change through their everyday actions. A product with the Fairtrade Mark means producers and businesses have met internationally agreed standards which have been independently certified.

Farmers and workers have a strong voice at every level of Fairtrade, from how they invest in and run their local organisations to having an equal say in Fairtrade’s global decision-making.

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Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow and create the things we love. It’s all about making trade fair.

What is Fairtrade? from Fairtrade International on Vimeo.

1. Fair for producers

Small-scale farmers and workers are among the most marginalised by the global trade system. At Fairtrade, they are at the heart of everything we do. Unique among certification schemes, producers have an equal say in how Fairtrade is run and are included in all our decision-making.

For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means:

  • Prices that aim to cover the average costs of producing their crop sustainably – a vital safety net when market prices drop
  • The Fairtrade Premium – an extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price to invest in business or community projects of their choice
  • Decent working conditions and a ban on discrimination, forced labour and child labour
  • Access to advance credit ahead of harvest time
  • Being able to plan more for the future with more security and stronger relationships with buyers
2. Fair for Consumers

Consumers are a vital part of Fairtrade. Every Fairtrade product you choose or campaign you support enables farmers and workers to invest in their lives and take more control of their future.

  • A product with the Fairtrade Mark means the producers and businesses have met the stringent Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.
  • According to a 2021 GlobeScan study of consumers in 15 countries, more than 60 percent of consumers are familiar with the Fairtrade Mark and of those, 80 percent say they have a positive perception of brands that carry it.
3. The Fairtrade System

The Fairtrade system is made up of:

  • Three regional producer networks that represent farmers and workers in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Over 25 national Fairtrade organisations and marketing organisations that market and promote Fairtrade products in consumer countries
  • Fairtrade International, the umbrella NGO that creates the internationally agreed Fairtrade Standards and coordinates Fairtrade worldwide
  • FLOCERT, the main independent certifier for Fairtrade, which inspects producers and traders to ensure they comply with Fairtrade Standards


EcoCaffe stands for fair, sustainable coffee, transparency and a sense of responsibility. That is why we use Fairtrade-certified coffee in our coffees.

Today, more than ever, consumers are asking for products certified with the Fairtrade label. In step with a growing sense of solidarity in the world community, consumers want to not only buy the highest quality products, but know these products are harvested and refined under the most responsible socially economic conditions.


Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on the steep, wooded slopes of Central Aceh’s highland in Northern Sumatra. The tropical climate, fertile soils and high altitudes of this mountainous region provide the perfect conditions for Arabica coffee.

This is where Fairtrade coffee farmers of Koperasi Baitul Qiradh Baburrayyan (KBQB) founded their coffee business in 1995.

Find out more by following this Link about Cultivating Fairtrade and Organic Coffee in Sumatra

Northern Sumatra

“We used to do coffee farming traditionally, like our forefathers, but now we have become professionals. The cooperative taught us how to do organic farming based on knowledge and skills. This knowledge helps us increase our productivity and quality,” says Sobur from KBQB. - Image © Nathalie Bertrams


We at EcoCaffe endeavour to apply a social, ethical and environmental philosophy to all our trade practices. Fairtrade means fairer working and trading conditions.  Our Organic coffee is grown and processed without synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or GMO's.

EcoCaffe is proud to be offering the largest selection of Fairtrade and Organic coffees. The ethical coffee is carefully packed in our certified compostable and biodegradable capsules made from bio-based material, containing no aluminium or petroleum-based plastics. Both Capsules and Lids will break down in an industrial compost within 180 days according to the stringent AS4736 and EN13432 standards.

Source: www.fairtrade.net


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