C.A.F.E. Practices ensures that Starbucks is sourcing sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee production.

Sangana, SMS and Highlands are approved third-party organizations who verify suppliers participating in C.A.F.E. Practices in Kenya.


4C (Common Code Coffee Certification)


4C certification acts as a baseline standard. The improvement process behind the name and all the work put in by the 4C Association is what creates a difference. The main goals include: reduction of coffee cultivation costs, product quality improvement, and strengthening of organizational structures for coffee producers.



Flocert’s aim is fairer global trade. Their experience and expertise help producers, traders and brands spread fair practices across supply chains.


UTZ Certified

UTZUTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The

UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment.


KEBS Mark of Origin


Mark of Origin

Established by the Coffee Directorate, Sangana, SMS and Highlands received the mark of origin in 2015. This mark ensures that coffees handled by ECOM Kenya are never to be blended with coffee from other origins and this in turns reaps benefits to the farmer.



RainForestThe Rainforest Alliance works with coffee farmers to improve their livelihoods and the health and well-being of their communities. Coffee farms or groups of smallholder farmers that earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal are audited annually against a rigorous standard with detailed environmental, social and economic criteria. These criteria are designed to protect biodiversity, deliver financial benefits to farmers, and foster a culture of respect for workers and local communities. Rainforest Alliance certification also promotes decent living and working conditions for workers, gender equity and access to education for children in farm communities.



imoIMO (Institute for Marketecology) is a highly experienced international body for the inspection, certification and quality control of organic, eco-friendly and socially-responsible products. IMO is your global partner to ensure high levels of sustainable and ethical performance.