Coffee is the most widely traded comodity in the world, after petroleum. That is, more money changes hands trading coffee than anything else except oil. That’s a lot of dough! The problem is, most of the money ends up in the hands of folks who have nothing to do with the quality of the beverage in the cup you hold in your hand. We, along with thousands of folks in the Specialty Coffee Trade are taking steps to change that dynamic, even if only modestly.
As it turns out, only modest adjustments at the Roaster and end-user’s cup can have a profound impact on the quality of life for the millions of men and women who’s toil in the coffee fields starts the process. Follow our links and/or Check back here to read more about Fair Trade Certified and Relationship coffees as we find the time to write about it. For now, however, we’re off to change the world, one cup at a time!