Fair trade coffee is coffee that is certified as having been produced to fair trade standards.
Fair trade organisations create trading partnerships that are based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. These partnerships contribute to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to coffee bean farmers. Fair trade organizations are engaged actively in supporting producers and sustainable environmental farming practices. Fair trade practices prohibit child or forced labor. (wikipedia)
From the Canadian “Black Coffee’ documentary:
A documentary about fair trade coffee, written and produced by Luke Upchurch and directed by Adam Orr-Ewing. Just Coffee takes a look at the different types of certified coffees on the market and assesses the benefits for coffee producers and consumers.
More about the Fair Trade Logo.