Everything You Need To Know About Fairtrade Coffee
28th May 2019
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK we drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee a day proving just how much we love our caffeine kicks in the workplace.
Many of us are turning to Fairtrade coffee beans as a sustainable alternative to other coffee sources, to provide our businesses with quality coffee experiences. You will find the core Fairtrade mark on the front of coffee jars and product packaging to show the products are certified in accordance with Fairtrade standards.
Where does Fairtrade Coffee Come From?
It is important to know that Fairtrade coffee drives a fairer, more ethically sustainable way of trading and growing coffee. Fairtrade currently works with 795,000 coffee farmers across 30 countries, with Columbia being the largest producer of Fairtrade coffee. In 2016 coffee farmers earned an estimated £65.9 million in Fairtrade premium, which goes into a communal fund for workers and farmers to use, to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
In the UK coffee accounts for nearly 25 percent of total coffee sales. The appetite for Fairtrade coffee is evergrowing, especially when many of us are turning to eco-friendly alternatives to the food and drink we consume, in the age of climate change. Fairtrade allianced coffee products, for example, use environmentally friendly practices during the coffee bean growing process. Farmers emphasis the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality. All Fairtrade Allianced coffee is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, assuring the health of the land.
By choosing Fairtrade Allianced coffee you are supporting organically grown coffee to promote social justice and a healthy global environment.
How Does Fairtrade Coffee Taste?
So, now we know about the history of Fairtrade coffee, let’s look at how Fairtrade coffee differs in taste and quality of coffee bean, for the ultimate coffee experience. No chemicals are added during the coffee bean roasting process, meaning a better quality cup of coffee.
It also has a better nutritional value due to the coffee beans being grown in organic soil that is not depleted of minerals and are full of healthy B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and copper. Organic, Fairtrade coffee tastes better, is not bitter and provides you with a smooth bodied, delicious tasting coffee.
Where Can You Buy Fairtrade Coffee?
You can purchase Fairtrade Allianced coffee beans from us. We provide a range of difference flavours and strength profiles, ethically sourced from around the world. All our coffee beans are roasted for a smooth, easy drinking experience.
When you buy Fairtrade coffee you know that coffee growers, farmers and suppliers are part of a trading partnership based on respect and are paid a fair price, steady income and given the opportunity to grow and develop their farming and environmental practices.