In 2012, Pomona College established a Fair Trade Resolution and became a Fair Trade University. All coffee and tea used by Dining Services is certified Fair Trade Organic. This ensures that these products are produced without the use of harmful chemicals and that the people cultivating these beverages are paid respectably and treated fairly.
- Coffee is provided by Omari Coffee. A local Claremont business that supports environmental sustainability through certified Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown, Rain Forest Alliance and other sustainable programs.
- Espresso coffee is from Green Mountain Coffee, a long-time leader in the sustainable coffee industry. They give 5% of their profits to charity, and employees are encouraged to volunteer each month.
- We offer 12 teas from Numi Organic Tea. Founded by brother and sister Ahmed and Reem Rahim, Numi is rooted in the principle of creating a healthful product that nurtures people and honors the planet.
- Fresh-brewed China Mist Iced Tea is offered at all three dining halls in China black and tropical pineapple. Both teas are Fair Trade Organic.
For more information on what fair trade and organic mean, please see the Certifications section.