The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization named coconut sugar the single most sustainable sweetener in the world in 2014. Coconut trees use minimal amount of water and fuel. It has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way.
How is Coconut Sugar Made ?
All the best sweeteners come from the trees.
Once harvested the nectar is transferred into kettles. The evaporation process lowers the moisture content of the nectar before it is allowed to set into a solid nectar “brick”. Once the nectar has cooled and solidified it is then ground into granules.
Coconut Trees are an ecologically beneficial tree crop that grow in diverse, wildlife supportive agro-ecosystems, restore damaged soils and require very little water. In fact, since coconut trees can grow in such severely depleted soil, using so little water, that they require very little maintenance. Not only that, but over time they actually improve soil structure, fertility and water conservation, thereby allowing marginalized land to become lush jungle.
Organic Coconut Sugar Company
Indonesia has the largest area with coconut trees and more than 90% of it is owned by farmers. We are talking about grassroots movement with our organic farmers to produce the highest quality organic coconut sugar and nectar while enabling them to have better income through fair trade. It is our responsibility to make sure that our organic farmers can also enjoy the boon of global trade.
Our company is located in Central Java region, the center of coconut sugar production in Indonesia where its use has been deeply ingrained in the culture and it can be traced back for thousands of years. The deep understanding about the people and culture in this region coupled with international organic certification standards position us as the leading supplier of organic coconut sugar and nectar
At Coco Sugar there is a set of 4 values which define our organization and all that it stands for.
Non-GMO – At Coco Sugar we are strongly against any kind of genetic modification of foods – where’s the need when nature on its own provides us with delectable foods like coconut sugar?
Fairer Trade – All stakeholders to the coconut sugar production process, be it farmers who tap and collect nectar from coconut trees or workers at coconut sugar producing plants always get a fair deal without any exceptions.
Sustainability – Coco Sugar works in a way which is always sustainable to the environment, with no trees felled or harm done to the soil. This is critical given that there would be generations depending on the sustenance of our natural resources. Read More
From Our Organic Farmers to You
We directly work with our organic farmers on daily basis to create the highest quality organic coconut sugar and nectar. We give our farmers continuous trainings in organic farming practices, from how to organically fertilize the coconut tree until processing the coconut sap according to international organic standards.