Daterra’s attention to detail in its coffee selection process is matched by the estate-wide commitment to sustainability. It was the first Brazilian coffee farm to be Rainforest Alliance certified, and all coffees are also Utz certified, an accreditation focusing on holistic approaches to environmental, agronomical and social principles. Utz requirements protect avian habitats by ensuring coffee trees are grown in the shade of lush forests, and help to safeguard fragile ecosystems by ensuring that all water is reclaimed and recycled. Daterra has gone further, implementing an organic composting program and an advanced water reclamation scheme that makes it a ‘zero waste’ farm. Further, over 5,000 acres of the estate has been transformed into a wildlife preserve, home to jaguars, giant anteaters, macaws and owls. Workers and their families are provided with homes, education and healthcare, and these responsible standards have greatly improved the lives of the coffee farming community.