Fair Trade Coffee
Coffee was the first Fair Trade Certified™ commodity in the United States, pioneering a system that has greatly expanded its reach and impact over the ensuing years. From the start Fair Trade certification has benefitted historically marginalized coffee farmers by empowering farmer organizations to forge better business opportunities and cutting out intermediaries. In addition price premiums provide community development funds that enable cooperatives and associations to invest in their communities.
Meanwhile in the US industry recognition of the importance of Fair Trade is growing; more coffee roasters have joined the movement and consumers increasingly demand sustainable and socially just options. The energy and dedication of Fair Trade USA’s coffee partners drives forward the momentum of the movement – bringing increased benefits for farmers across the globe. We welcome businesses of all sizes to join with us to realize the full potential of Fair Trade for coffee farmers and workers.