How does Fairtrade coffee benefit the farmers?

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How does Fairtrade coffee benefit the farmers?

Nowadays, there are several names used to indicate that the delicious coffee beans you are consuming were sourced ethically and ecologically. “Fairtrade” is one of them.

What does that signify, though? 

In a nutshell, the Fairtrade organisation, an independent non-profit body that certifies the beans have been produced in compliance with worldwide Fairtrade criteria, grants licences for the Fairtrade logo you’ve seen on bags of coffee. The purpose of these guidelines is to enhance the quality of life for coffee producers, their families, and larger communities. Let’s look at some of the main advantages of purchasing Fairtrade coffee.

Fair prices are paid to all growers for their coffee.

Even if market prices decline, this cost of production is covered by this price. They also get a premium on top of this, which they can use to upgrade their facilities, the calibre of their coffee, and other things like healthcare and education. This eventually makes the farms more competitive and sustainable. Fair trade farmers frequently band together to form worker’s unions, which gives them authority and enables them to reach consensus.

Better working circumstances

Employees are required to adhere to the rules imposed by local and national regulations regarding working conditions and hours. Additionally, you may be certain that no child labour was employed on the farms that produce Fairtrade coffee beans. Additionally, non-discrimination and gender equality are policies that apply to all Fairtrade farms.

It’s more environmentally friendly!

When possible, renewable energy is preferred in industrial systems that aim to reduce energy use. Additionally, the farms are dedicated to reducing the quantity of garbage they generate.

Last but not least, recyclable or readily biodegradable materials that have little to no environmental impact are used in all Fairtrade coffee packaging.

So the next time you order online, make sure to check the package for the Fairtrade label. Many large businesses still do not produce Fairtrade coffee despite its obvious advantages. Our coffee will always be obtained ethically and sustainably at Coffee Time Scotland.

Read more about Fairtrade, visit the Fairtrade website and find out more about Fairtrade coffee.

Want to ask a question about Fairtrade coffee we sell or anything else relating to coffee or office coffee machines, simply drop us a message.

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