Fair Trade Coffee Resource
How to Support Fair Trade
The best way to support Fair Trade is too purchase Fair Trade and tell others about it. Word of mouth and seeing what others buy has always been a way to start a trend.
Fair Trade beans come with this logo on the package:
Below are links to sites where you can purchase fair trade beans.
Starbucks has had an alliance with TransFair USA since April 2000. By 2002 it had purchased nearly 2 million pounds of Fair Trade certified coffee. The Fair Trade beans can be purchased online or in Starbucks company run stores. Fair Trade coffee is brewed in their company run stores once a month as the coffee of the day.
Dean's Beans offers a wide variety of Fair Trade, organic, kosher beans. Order online or visit the shop in New Salem, Massachusetts.
Peet's offers a Fair Trade blend. They roast in small batches and ship your coffee within 24 hours of roasting.
Offers a variety of Fair Trade flavors of coffee and prices are comparable with Starbucks regular coffees.
Dunkin Donuts announced this past September that they will be providing real espresso based drinks in their shops and that they will only be using Fair Trade beans for these drinks.
Green Mountain coffee is Vermont coffee roaster with over twenty Fair Trade blends. They also sell non-Fair Trade varieties. Your local supermarket probably sells Green Mountain. However, there are more Fair Trade varieties on the Internet and the supermarket usually only has one. Ten ounce bags range from six to nine dollars. Tasty coffee.
I've never tried this one but the prices are pretty good, right around $7.50 a pound. You can also arrange to have coffee sent to you regularly over a period of months. Many varieties to choose from.
This links to an article, "Fair Trade Growing Everyday"on the Organic Consumers Association site which lists a dozen or more places that sell Fair Trade certified beans.
Owned by Nell, Paul Newman's daughter, you can find her Fair Trade coffee at the supermarket for a very fair price of $5.99 to $6.99. They have many varieties. I've seen up to ten flavors in stores.
Copyright © Cherie Stull 2003