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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Is your morning cup of coffee endorsing poverty?

What is Fair Trade?

According to fairtradeusa.org, Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear the fair trade logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. Fair trade helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Fair trade is a nonprofit, but does not do charity. Instead, teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.

Just a few companies under the Fair Trade Certified Coffee program according to Fair Trade USA. org:
Archer Farms (Target)

•Archer Farms FTO Decaf Harvest Blend

•Archer Farms FTO Espresso Bold

•Archer Farms FTO Nicaraguan, Ground

•Archer Farms FTO Tierra Del Sol

•Archer Farms FTO Tierra Del Sol, Ground

Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company

•Chiapas Cesmach

•Unicafec Peru


Dunkin' Donuts Incorporated

•Dunkin Donuts FTC Espresso


Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

•Colombian Fair Trade Select

•English Toffee

•Fair Trade Gingerbread

•Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

•Fair Trade Organic French Roast Decaf

•Fair Trade Organic House Blend

•Fair Trade Organic House Blend Decaf

•Fair Trade Organic Mexican Select

•Fair Trade Rain Forest Nut

•Fair Trade Spicy Eggnog

•Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry

•Gingerbread

•Golden French Toast

•Island Coconut®

•Kenyan Highland Cooperatives

•Nantucket Blend

•Nantucket Blend

•Our Blend

•Pumpkin Spice

•Sumatran Lake Tawar

•Vermont Country Blend®

•Wellness Collection Antioxidant Blend Coffee

•Wellness Collection Focus Blend Coffee


Whole Foods Market

•Decaf Organic Ground Whole Foods Blend

•Decaf Organic Whole Bean Whole Foods Blend

•Decaf Organic Whole Foods Blend


Wal - Mart Stores Incorporated

•Member's Mark Fair Trade Ground Coffee

•Member's Mark Whole Bean Colombian

•Member's Mark Whole Bean Espresso Roast

•Member's Mark Whole Bean French Roast


Starbucks Coffee Company

•Fair Trade Certified Italian Roast


Visit http://fairtradeusa.org/products-partners/coffee for a complete listing of the companies under the Fair Trade Certified Coffee program.


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