What is Fair trade coffee?
Fair Trade coffee refers to the system of selling coffee that benefits coffee producers in developing countries by purchasing directly from them, without a middle man, at a guaranteed price that is higher than if a middle man was involved.
The additional revenue generated from the Fair Trade beans is then used to:
Fair Trade coffee is more expensive, but when one considers the benefits to the coffee growing communities, I believe the Fair Trade platform is an essential system that benefits not only the poor coffee growing countries, but also environmental and bird sustainability.
Image from Fair Trade USA