NOR is organically certified for processing and trading coffee and cocoa. Our farms are currently in organic transition. Our organic farmers are organically certified for the EU and USA (there are no Japanese or Canadian certifications available in Nicaragua, currently). We put great pride in being certified for providing organic coffee to our customers.
We also focus on optimizing the use of renewable energy in all aspects of our company, whether gravity pumps, solar thermal energy produced for the drying processes or solar photovoltaic energy used for the milling processes, and farm lighting and machinery. We aim to expand the use of renewables to cars and trucks in the future – but this technology is unfortunately not yet readily available in Nicaragua.
We also continually try to improve our use of water resources by filtering the grey water friom our wet milling process and pumping the grey water up to tanks from where we can mix the grey water (which contains a high amount of nitrogen) with other important elements and use this liquid to fertilize our coffee plants