We only buy FAIRTRADE Certification Mark beans.
We are the first to admit there are major flaws in the Fair Trade system, so we are developing personal relationships with our suppliers. Derryl, owner of Green Bean, recently paid our friends in Bolivia a visit.
Unlike Fair Trade and Organic, direct trade is not a regulated term. It implies that the roaster has a first-hand relationship with the farmer or co-op and, presumably, their dealings are mutually beneficial. This is why we feel it is imperative to back up the direct trade statement by making our contracts available to the general public to see.
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