Smile Coffee Werks® Enhances Sustainability with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications

Smile Coffee Werks® Enhances Sustainability with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications

DARIEN, CT – The most sustainable coffee pod now encapsules the most sustainable coffee. Smile Coffee Werks® upgraded its coffee beans to Fair Trade and USDA Organic – an astounding compliment to its plant-based, Carbon Neutral, and USDA Biobased pods that are certified commercially compostable by both BPI and CMA.

The upgrade solidifies Smile Coffee Werks® as a formidable power for sustainability. The Fair Trade™ seal symbolizes to consumers that Smile’s coffee was sourced and sold ethically, ensuring adequate working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fair Trade is a component of the quality of life and social justice aspects of agricultural sustainability. The USDA Organic certification verifies the quality and production of the product itself. Organic operations must maintain or enhance soil and water quality while also conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used. All organic products are protected from prohibited substances and methods from the field to the point of final sale. Smile is very proud of our mission to make going green as easy as drinking a delicious cup of coffee.

“Smile’s committed to sustainability and convenience by finally bringing consumers what they want: a guilt-free sustainable coffee pod matched with great sustainable coffee,” stated CEO and Co-Founder Michael Sands.

Keurig-compatible pods are available in three flavors: Werkday (Light / Medium Roast), Woke Up (Dark Roast) and Laugh to Decaf. Our pods can be bought online at Walmart, Amazon, and

© 2022, Smile Coffee Werks

Smile Coffee Werks and the green coffee pod are U.S. registered trademarks of Smile Beverage Werks, LLC. All rights reserved. Smile is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Keurig Dr Pepper. Commercial composting facilities may not exist in your area. Visit or to find a compost facility near you!

About Smile Beverage Werks PBC 

Smile Beverage Werks, PBC is a Delaware Public Benefits Corporation d/b/a Smile Compostable Solutions. Smile utilizes its best-in-class compostable materials for solutions in food packaging, including single-use coffee pods, straws and bags. Founded by Michael Sands and Frank Schuster, Smile produces all plant-based, compostable and carbon neutral products. Follow Smile on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram or visit our website to learn more.

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About Fair Trade

Fair Trade's approach enables farmers and workers to have more control over their lives and decide how to invest in their future. As a leader in the global movement to make trade fair, Fair Trade supports and challenges businesses and governments and connects farmers and workers with the people who buy their products.

About the U.S. Department of Agriculture

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

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