Fair Trade & Direct Trade Coffee
Coffee that Gives Back
Fair Trade coffee has been around since the 1980's and is probably the most well-known fair trade product. For good reason. Global coffee production has been tied to many forms of exploitation. Below you can find direct trade and fair trade coffee brands that are going even beyond fair trade to make a genuine difference in the lives of coffee farmers and their families.
(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice. If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)
Avanti Coffee Company
They work directly with coffee farmers in remote villages in Haiti, paying above fair trade wages and partnering with them to rebuild local schools that were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. They sell organically-grown coffee from the mountains of Haiti, coffee subscriptions and coffee gifts.
San Lazaro Coffee
"San Lazaro Coffee is committed to delicious coffee and the incredible people that produce it." They pay even higher than traditional fair trade wages at their coffee farm in Honduras. They offer single-origin coffee, coffee mugs and coffee club subscriptions.
"Each purchase directly gives freedom to women affected by the sex trade and provides employment for survivors of human trafficking." They offer single-origin coffee that gives back.
Land of a Thousand Hills
Mercy House Shop
"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They sell Fair Trade coffee, coffee mugs and coffee gift boxes.
They believe "it should be EASY to make a positive global impact with your every day purchases and gifts." They offer fair trade coffee including organic, decaf, pumpkin spice and single serve cup options.
"Every purchase goes to support widows in Africa." They sell delicious East African coffee. (I discovered Rafiki when I was given a bag of their coffee for Christmas and now I am hooked!)
Mission of Hope
"Giving the gift of life transformation" in Haiti, Guatemala and the Dominic Republic. They sell directly-sourced coffee, available in both regular, decaf and subscriptions.
For more of our favorite coffee brands that give back, check out the links below:
(Mission-based direct trade coffee with free shipping in the U.S.--My husband's favorite coffee.)
(Deliciously rich coffee grown at a Young Life camp in Nicaragua which invests in the local community.)
(Fair trade coffee which gives back.)
(Coffee which gives back the profits to the countries that produce it.)