In 2012, Pomona College established a Fair Trade Resolution and became a Fair Trade University. All coffee 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 Peets Coffee. They offer coffee from verified sources, provide training and assistance to coffee farmers, and source coffees that carry USDA Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance certifications.
- Fresh-brewed Yerba Mate by Guayaki is offered at all three dining halls. Guayaki partners with small farmers and indigenous communities to source mate from sub-tropical forests in South America and is environmentally sustainable in the long term.
For more information on what fair trade and organic mean, please see the Certifications section.