Ampersand’s Sourcing Standards
FAIR TRADE CoffeE
Why is Fair Trade Important?
Fair Trade Certified coffee guarantees farmers a minimum price, which acts as a safety net when prices drop. This gives Fair trade coffee farmers the security that they will receive a price that covers their average cots of sustainable production. Beyond the price, cooperatives are paid a Premium which they invest in projects that benefit their communities, improve their businesses & protect their environment.
Did you know?
Because of a lack of communication & infrastructure in Coffee Growing countries, coffee farmers have often been paid less than 25 cents per pound for their harvested coffee.
This has resulted in generational poverty in coffee lands & threatens the future of coffee.