Choose Fairtrade coffee and give a fair deal to coffee farmers around the world.
If you’re like millions of Americans, you start you day with a cup of coffee. Why not make sure that your daily brew is doing good for farmers in Latin America, Africa or Asia? By choosing fair trade coffee, you know that the beans are grown using our rigorous Fairtrade Standards, designed to support farmers and their communities and protect the environment. In fact, every bean can be traced back to the cooperative of small-scale farmers who grew it.
Your fair trade certified coffee does this by guaranteeing farmers a Minimum Price, which acts as a safety net when prices drop. This gives Fairtrade coffee farmers the security that they will receive a price that covers their average costs of sustainable production. Beyond the price, cooperatives are paid the Fairtrade Premium, which they invest in projects that benefit their communities, improve their businesses and protect their environment.
Environmental projects often try and combat the negative effects of climate change, which is causing many coffee plants to die. Read more about how Fairtrade helps farmers address climate change here.
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