U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

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.  Here you can also find ethically-made and fair trade coffee tumblers, mugs, coasters and other coffee gear.

(NOTES: This is a shopping guide so prices and availability can change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount may come back to help support the mission of Change the World by How You Shop.)

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee. Drink Coffee: Do Good: Quality Coffee With a Conscience. https://landofathousandhills.com/
Land of a Thousand Hills

Their mission "is to craft beautiful coffee, create purposeful work, and cultivate flourishing communities." They offer delicious direct trade coffee, including ice coffee, flavored coffees and natural decaf and also home-brewing coffee gear, including cold brew coffee makers & coffee filters.

Grounds for Restoration logo. Coffee that gives back 100% of the profits to fight human trafficking. https://gfrcoffee.com/
Grounds for Restoration

Their coffee is fairly traded and organically grown and gives back 100% of the profits to restoring survivors of human trafficking.​

Mercy House Global bamboo wood coffee and tea tumbler.
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 bamboo coffee tumblers, coffee, coffee scoops, coffee mugs and coffee gift boxes.

Three Avocados coffee tumblers. https://www.threeavocados.org/collections/coffee-gifts
Three Avocados

100% of proceeds of their "World Changing Coffee" are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world. They offer unique coffee tumblers. (I absolutely love my Three Avocados "Blessed" tumbler!)

Serrv fair trade coffee.
Serrv

“A non-profit ministry, which empowers Kenyan people with the love of Christ by training and selling their handcrafted products.” They offer a variety of fair trade coffees. (Their "Peace on Earth" organic decaf coffee is the best decaf I have ever tasted!)

Amani Ya Juu fair trade Rwandan coffee.
Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They delicious fair trade coffee from farmer co-ops in Rwanda. and they also offer coffee gift sets and beautiful handmade heart coasters.

Designed for Joy leather coffee coozie.
Designed for Joy

"Creates "artisan jobs for North Carolina women living at high risk for sex and labor trafficking and vulnerable to food and housing insecurities." They sell hand-stitched leather coffee coozies.

Azizi Life handwoven coasters. Fair trade and made in Rwanda from local sisal fibers.
Azizi Life

“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They sell beautiful coasters, handwoven from local sisal fibers.

Where to find direct trade and fair trade coffee brands which are making a genuine difference for coffee farmers!
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For more of our favorite coffee brands making a genuine difference for coffee farmers, keep scrolling down.

Three Avocados World Changing Coffee: 100% of the proceeds give back to provide clean drinking water. https://www.threeavocados.org/
Three Avocados

They offer "World Changing Coffee" both regular and decaf and they offer coffee subscriptions.  100% of the net proceeds are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world!  They also offer cool coffee tumblers and coffee-themed apparel.

Elisha C. EcoCafe Haiti coffee, directly sourced.
Elisha C.

Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment." They offer​ directly-sourced Haitian coffee.

Ten Thousand Villages Love You a Latte coffee coasters. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=coasters
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer coffee mugs, cup cozies and coasters.  (To also find their products retail locations near you, click here.)

Papillon Grandma and Grandpa mugs. Handmade pottery.
Papillon

"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them." They offer colorful pottery mugs, handcrafted in Haiti.

The Village Country Store flared coffee mugs. Fair trade.
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made gifts from around the globe." They sell handcrafted fair trade coffee mugs. and beautiful coffee coaster sets.

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your order!)

Give a Damn Goods Hot Mess Express Mug.
Give a Damn Goods

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer fun coffee mugs and fair trade coffee.​

Market Haiti coffee metal wall art.
Market Haiti

"A market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work.” They sell Haitian fair trade coffee and hammered metal coffee wall art.

Vineworks Singing Rooster decaf coffee.
Vineworks

50% of their profits is given back to the country where their fair trade products are produced! They offer Singing Rooster Haitian coffee, regular and decaf.

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Equal Exchange fair trade and organic coffee. https://shop.equalexchange.coop/collections/coffee
Equal Exchange

Their fair trade coffee is sourced "directly from small-scale farmers". They offer a wide variety of coffee options, including flavored, decaf, organic, bulk and single serve coffee. (Their coffee is also available in many fair trade, organic and natural food stores across the U.S.)

San Lazaro Direct Trade Coffee: Surpasses fair trade levels by more than 50%. https://lazarusartisangoods.com/collections/coffee
San Lazaro Coffee

"San Lazaro Coffee is committed to delicious coffee and the incredible people that produce it." They offer single-origin coffee, coffee mugs and coffee club subscriptions.

HUGG Mission Market macrame mug rugs.
HUGG Mission Market

Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. They sell beautiful macrame coasters and mug rugs for your coffee!​

Grain of Rice Project Coffee sleeve.
Grain of Rice Project

“A non-profit ministry, which empowers Kenyan people with the love of Christ by training and selling their handcrafted products.” They sell knitted reusable coffee cup sleeves.​

MudLove custom mug.  Made in USA and gives back. https://www.mudlove.com/products/custom-mug?variant=32519211844
MudLOVE

Handcrafts beautiful pottery in Indiana.  Each purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need through Water for Good. They offer cool Inspirational Mugs, 

Organic Mugs and Custom Mugs, made in the USA.

hope.market

"Giving the gift of life transformation" through Mission of Hope in Haiti.  They sell directly-sourced Haitian mountain coffee, available in both regular and decaf.

Rethreaded Sumatran single-origin coffee that gives back.
Rethreaded

"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.

Bought Beautifully soapstone coasters.
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They sell beautiful handmade coaster sets.

STILL LOOKING? 

For more of our favorite coffee brands that give back, check out the links below: 

Kingdom Growers 

(Mission-based direct trade coffee - my favorite flavors are vanilla and white chocolate!)

41 & Change 

(Deliciously rich coffee grown at a Young Life camp in Nicaragua which invests in the local community.)

Pura Vida Coffee

(Fair trade coffee which gives back.)

HOPE Coffee

(Coffee which gives back the profits to the countries that produce it.)

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