Tell these coffee companies you want Fair Trade coffee
According to Oxfam International, coffee farmers receive one percent or less of the price of a cup of conventional coffee sold at a coffee shop; farmers receive only about six percent of the price of a bag of conventional coffee bought in the supermarket. Coffee is the second most heavily traded commodity in the world after oil. Over 25 million farmers and their families depend on coffee for their livelihoods. As a result of years of work on the part of Fair Trade activists, coffee is the most widespread Fair Trade commodity.
Looking for committed Fair Trade coffee brands? Visit Fair World Project Commited Brands Page.
FWP’s committed brands are based on one of the following criteria:
- Companies are a member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) or Cooperative Coffees;
- Certified by IMO’s Fair For Life program;
- Certified by the Agriculture Justice Project’s Food Justice Certified program;
- 70% or more of a company’s product line is certified by FLO/Transfair USA as “whole product” Fair Trade