Starbucks is one of the largest purchasers of Fairtrade-certified coffee in the world, bringing Fairtrade to coffee lovers across the globe.
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Starbucks has always worked to source their coffee in a way that respects the people and places that produce it. The company is proud of its commitment to buying and serving high quality Arabica coffee that is responsibly-grown and ethically-sourced as they have been doing for 40 years.
Starbucks has been working with Fairtrade globally since 2000. Beyond purchases on Fairtrade terms, Starbucks has funded more that $14 million in farmer loans to Fairtrade cooperatives as part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers to manage risk and strengthen their businesses. Starbucks was the first private enterprise to invest the Fairtrade Access Fund in 2012.
Today the fund, supported by Starbucks and others, has loaned over $15 million to smallholder farmers, helping them to create the needed infrastructure to protect and improve their crops.