Although we do carry a number of organically grown coffees, we do not use the USDA Certified Organic logo on our labeling or packaging. The USDA requires that any coffees labeled as USDA Certified Organic be handled in strict accordance with federal organic program rules and regulations throughout all phases of the supply chain, from growing, to processing, to shipping, to storing, to roasting, to packaging, to serving. Because our small roastery has not yet been inspected and certified by an independent USDA-approved third party certification organization, our coffees cannot be labeled as USDA Organic, even if they have been grown in accordance with federal organic standards. Therefore, we use the term “organically grown” to describe coffees that were produced organically at the source, as a way of indicating that these coffees were in fact responsibly and sustainably grown, even if not explicitly labeled as such. We are committed to sourcing sustainably and organically grown coffees wherever possible because we believe they are better for the environment and better for people.