Poabs Estates has received several awards over the years:
Poabs is the first company from India to receive this prestigious Award, which is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the world of coffee cultivation. The SCAA is the world’s largest coffee trade association with member companies from more than 40 countries. In 2007, a total of 22 projects from around the world made it to the final round.
“We are overwhelmed by the innovative sustainability programs taking place in the speciality coffee industry” said Phyllis Johnson, Chair of the SCAA Sustainability Committee. “However, this year’s 2007 Sustainability Award winner have undertaken outstanding measures to include social, economic and environmental development into their programs. They have also enhanced the long-term sustainability of the Coffee industry by improving conditions for the people depending on coffee for their livelihood. We encourage others in the coffee industry to follow their lead.”
The citation stated that Poabs Organic/Biodynamic Estates “is an exemplary global model for sustainability. It is an example of holistic, self-sustainable, bio-diverse eco-system. Workers and their families’ benefits from housing, education, dairy farms and medical care. Coffee is planted under a double canopy of shade with much of the original native trees intact.”