Royal Coffee Inc. has proudly announced its recent certification as a Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) importer by the Regenerative Organic Alliance. This achievement marks a significant step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and environmental stewardship. “Many of our customers are environmentally conscious. We’ve been receiving inquiries about regenerative organic coffees over the last several months and with so many of our supply chain partners dedicated to organic agriculture, it was important to support our producer and roaster partners that want to take it a step further with the regenerative certification”, says Lauren Cropper, Royal Coffee’s Certification Specialist. 

What is the Regenerative Organic Alliance? 

The Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) is a leading organization dedicated to promoting holistic agriculture practices that go beyond sustainability to improve and regenerate the environment’s health. The ROA’s certification program, Regenerative Organic Certified™, is considered the gold standard for organic farming, encompassing rigorous standards that focus on three pillars: soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. 

Key Aspects of the Regenerative Organic Certification: 

  1. Soil Health: ROA emphasizes practices that restore soil organic matter, increase biodiversity, and enhance the ecosystem’s resilience. This includes crop rotation, composting, and reduced tillage. 
  2. Animal Welfare: The certification ensures that animals are treated humanely, with access to pasture and freedom to express natural behaviors. It prohibits the use of confinement and antibiotics. 
  3. Social Fairness: ROA upholds fair trade principles, ensuring that farmers and workers are treated with respect and paid fair wages. It also supports community development and worker rights. 

Why Should Consumers Care About Regenerative Organic Certification? 

Consumers are increasingly aware of the impact their purchases have on the environment and society. Here’s why the ROC™ certification should matter to you: 

  • Environmental Stewardship: ROC™ practices help combat climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing biodiversity. Every cup of coffee you enjoy from Royal Coffee contributes to a healthier planet. 
  • Ethical Sourcing: By supporting ROC™-certified products, you are endorsing fair labor practices and humane treatment of animals. This ensures that the coffee you drink is not only good for the earth but also for the people and animals involved in its production. 
  • Superior Quality: Regenerative organic farming practices often result in higher quality crops due to the enhanced health of the soil and plants. This means a richer, more flavorful cup of coffee for you. 

The Rising Popularity of Regenerative Organic Certification 

The demand for regenerative organic certified products is rapidly increasing as consumers become more conscious of their environmental footprint. According to recent market research, the regenerative organic market is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. This trend is driven by the growing consumer preference for products that contribute to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. 

Royal Coffee Inc. is at the forefront of this movement, ensuring that our customers not only receive high-quality coffee but also contribute to a larger cause. By choosing Royal Coffee, you are part of a community that values sustainable and ethical practices. 

Facts about being Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC™): 

  • Carbon Sequestration: Regenerative organic farming can sequester up to 1.5 tons of CO2 per acre per year, helping to mitigate climate change. 
  • Biodiversity: Farms that follow regenerative practices often have 50% more plant and animal species compared to conventional farms. 
  • Soil Health: Healthy soil from regenerative farming can retain up to 20,000 gallons of water per acre, reducing the need for irrigation and making farms more resilient to drought. 

Our new certification from the Regenerative Organic Alliance is more than just a label – it’s a commitment to a healthier planet and, hopefully, working towards a more equitable society. We are thrilled to offer you coffee that not only tastes exceptionally good, but also supports regenerative practices that benefit us all. 

The Certification Process

“As an importer, we are required to acquire a license from ROA. The process is similar for roasters that want to make the product claim on retail labels. We submitted our existing organic certificate, answered various questions about our purchasing practices and provided information about our planned supply chain for regenerative coffees. It’s important to have product specs and supply chain identified before beginning as this traceability data is needed to complete the application. Overall, the process was very straightforward,” notes Lauren. “With new certifications emerging every year and evolving social and environmental requirements for existing schemes, it can be a tough call for roasters to decide which labels to pursue. Our trading team can provide information about different certifications and origins to help you reach your goals.”

Prebook Your Regenerative Organic Certified Green Coffee Today

“Now that we’ve received our certification, our trading team will be able to bring in coffees with the certification. Some coffees are even ‘triple certified’ as organic, regenerative, and Fair Trade. We’re excited about carrying more of these offerings and are optimistic about an expanding number of farms and exporters adding ROC™ as well,” says Lauren. For now, we have a July shipment of 34012 Colombia Regenerative Organic Tolima Asprasar EP Grainpro Bags. You can prebook with your trader or email us at