COEX is proud to be verified and certified by various organizations which exemplify COEX's commitment to corporate responsibility.  

The Green Coffee Association is a trade association that provides resources and other benefits for individuals and companies dealing with the export, transport, storage, insuring, financing, importing, trading and/or roasting of green coffee.


The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and focused on improving the security of private companies' supply chains with respect to terrorism.


The National Coffee Association (NCA) or (National Coffee Association of U.S.A., Inc.), is the main market research, consumer information, and lobbying association for the coffee industry in the United States.  COEX's Ernesto Alvarez also sits on the NCA's board of directors.  

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization with the published aims of working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

The 4C association is a multi-stakeholder organization of actors committed to addressing issues of sustainability within the coffee industry in a pre-competitive manner.  The association works to achieve 100% coffee sector compliance with stringent sustainability standards.  4C offers a unique opportunity to bring farmers, exporters and other parts of the coffee industry together by sharing experience and learning from each other.

UTZ certified promotes sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and the planet. The UTZ program assures good agricultural practices and management, safe and healthy working conditions, no child labor, and protection of the environment. UTZ also can track and trace the coffee from the farmer to the shelf in the store.  (So you can be sure that your trusted product was grown, harvested and processed sustainably).

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets. OCIA provides certification services to thousands of organic farmers, processors and handlers in North, Central and South America, and Asia.

C.A.F.E. Practices Verified

Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices is a comprehensive coffee-buying program that ensures coffee quality while promoting social, economic and environmental standards. C.A.F.E. Practices, which Starbucks developed in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) a decade ago, has created significant social and economic impacts for more than one million workers, and environmental improvements on the thousands of participating farms. Farms and mills are evaluated using a comprehensive scorecard of more than 200 indicators by third-party verification organizations, which are overseen by SCS Global Services.

The international FAIRTRADE Mark is your assurance that products bearing it have met the internationally-agreed social, economic and environmental Fairtrade Standards. The international FAIRTRADE Mark is backed by the internationally-agreed Fairtrade Standards, strong producer involvement in all decision-making, an independent certification system through FLO-CERT and a global network offering support to producers.

The FLO-CERT's mission is to contribute to the social and economic development of farmers and workers in the Global South through a credible and competent certification system. They operate a professional, credible and service driven certification system, always ensure that the customers, producers and traders, receive a high quality service on which they can rely and with which they are satisfied and provide a guarantee to consumers that Fairtrade Standards are rigorously controlled, thereby bringing credibility and sustainability to the Fairtrade market.

COEX Coffee International          525 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

Phone:  (305) 444 - 0568    Trading:  (305) 459-5154    Fax:   (305) 444 - 3711