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Smile Coffee Werks® elevated to Sustainable production with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications

Smile Coffee Werks® elevated to Sustainable production with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications

October 3 - 2022

Coffee Geography Magazine


The most sustainable coffee pod now encapsules the most sustainable coffee. Smile Coffee Werks® upgraded its coffee beans to Fair Trade and USDA Organic – an astounding compliment to its plant-based, Carbon Neutral, and USDA Biobased pods that are certified commercially compostable by both BPI and CMA. 

Fair Trade'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, Fair Trade supports and challenges businesses and governments and connects farmers and workers with the people who buy their products. 

And USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

Werk Day, Laugh To Decaf, and Woke Up 24 Count Boxes

It provides economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve the Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands. 

The upgrade solidifies Smile Coffee Werks® as a formidable power for sustainability. The Fair Trade™ seal symbolizes to consumers that Smile's coffee was sourced and sold ethically, ensuring adequate working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fair Trade is a component of the quality of life and social justice aspects of agricultural sustainability. The USDA Organic certification verifies the quality and production of the product itself. Organic operations must maintain or enhance soil and water quality while also conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used. All organic products are protected from prohibited substances and methods from the field to the point of final sale.

"Smile's committed to sustainability and convenience by finally bringing consumers what they want: a guilt-free sustainable coffee pod matched with great sustainable coffee," stated CEO and Co-Founder Michael Sands.

The pods are available in three flavors: Werkday (Light / Medium Roast), Woke Up (Dark Roast) and Laugh to Decaf. Smile Coffee Werks and the green coffee pod are U.S. registered trademarks of Smile Beverage Werks, LLC. Smile is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Keurig Dr Pepper. Founded by Michael Sands and Frank Schuster, Smile produces all plant-based, compostable and carbon neutral products.