Fair Trade Organic
Buying Fair Trade Organic Coffee is becoming increasingly popular as Canadians become more aware of the living conditions that coffee farmers live in. As empathetic Canadians who often take for granted our high quality of life, paying a tiny premium for delicious fair trade coffee is a small price for many of us.
Fair Trade Coffee is purchased directly from coffee growing co-ops - groups of farmers in a region that band together - and the money is spent by the "council" on initiatives that help improve the lives of the community and farmers' families.
The Fair Trade Coffees listed are also certified Organic Coffee by OCIA International. Organic coffees are grown in fields that do not use fertilizers or pesticides, and have not within the previous 3 years.. Instead, farmers use techniques like crop rotation, natural insect predators and non-chemical pesticides to maintain their fields. The end result is a coffee that is healthier for you to drink, and you can rest assured knowing you're enjoying 100% coffee beans, not harmful chemicals.
Have a Keurig or Breville K-Cup coffee maker, and wish you could enjoy Fair Trade Organic Coffee in it? Check out the Perfect Pod EZ Cup, which will enable you to brew ANY coffee in your single cup coffee maker.
You'll further appreciate the fact that the used paper filters and coffee grounds can be tossed into a compost instead of ending up in a dump like regular K-Cups, making it an environmentally friendly decision in addition to cost-saving.