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What is Fairtrade?

All of our coffee is 100% fairtrade certified. 

SINCE 2003

Coffee growers receive a minimum price per pound for their coffee, one that’s guaranteed to cover the cost of sustainable production.

Producers also receive additional funds to invest back into their community (the “Fairtrade Premium”). How producers choose to invest this premium is up to them–whether it be in schools, health care, the environment, or something else they wish to improve.

Fairtrade is 50% owned by producers to promote democratic decision making.


Over 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihood.

Think of the Fairtrade Minimum Price as a safety net, protecting farmers from fluctuations in world coffee prices. It allows producers to predict their income, budget for needs, and pay medical bills and school fees.

The Fairtrade Mark

When you buy products with the Fairtrade mark, you’re choosing to put farmers and workers first. The Fairtrade logo means that the product has been produced by small-scale farmer organizations that meet Fairtrade’s social, environmental, and economic standards.


What is Organic?

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All of our coffee is 100% certified organic. 

What does it mean to be an organic farmer?

Organic farmers are required to use practices that promote ecological balance, conserve biodiversity, and support the use of on-farm resources. Organic farming methods build fertility and soil health.

Grown without the use of prohibited pesticides or fertilizers. 

Organic farmers are not allowed to use prohibited substances, like excluded fertilizers or pesticides. All products certified as organic have been produced using clearly defined organic production methods. 

Visit the USDA Organic Portal for more information. 

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To learn more about our coffees, scan the QR code on your next bag of Ethical Bean. 

Every bag has a story.

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