All of Dean's fine whole bean specialty coffees are certified organic, fair trade and kosher, and are roasted in small batches at his beanery in Orange, MA. Dean knows that the planting, care, harvesting and processing of the beans is done in conformity with international standards for the health of the farmer and his environment, as well as the high quality of the bean. The vast use of pesticides in coffee production has serious impact on the ecology of the coffee-growing world and the health of farm communities. Our commitment to only purchase shade grown coffees supports healthy environments for coffee growers and protects critical migratory bird habitat. It is important to us that the quality of Dean's coffees includes respect for the quality of life of their southern partners in the coffee world. And that respect translates into superb tasting coffee for your pleasure.