Sunday, November 13, 2011

Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade

I've only been a coffee drinker for a few years now and I will only drink a few brands.  Green Mountain Coffee is one of them!  I've been drinking their Fair Trade Certified Blend for many weeks now, and it's very good!

Green Mountain Coffee:

*  Has the largest selection of Fair Trade Certified coffees in the US

*  Is a division of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., the largest roaster of Fair Trade Certified Coffee in the world

*  Has been supporting Fair Trade for over a decade

*  Is the leading brand in K-Cup portion packs for Keurig brewers and is also available in ground and whole bean bags

*  Is available nationally in most grocery stores, online, convenience stores, and more

How does Fair Trade make a difference?

Fair Trade provides a direct link between farmers and Green Mountain Coffee, cutting out the middlemen known as "coyotes."

Farmers are paid a fair price for their harvest: Fair Trade farmers are guaranteed a minimum price for their coffee, and if market prices exceed the minimum, they receive current market prices plus a separate payment called a premium.

Farming families and communities are supported: Farmers within a co-op vote to determine how to invest their Fair Trade premiums to best benefit their own communities funding projects like schools, roads, health clinics, and safe drinking water.

Sustainable farming practices are promoted: To become Fair Trade Certified, farmers must adhere to a number of environmental standards, like protecting water resources, and restricting the use of pesticides and certain chemicals.

Working conditions are bettered: Fair Trade Certified communities must follow strict labor laws and practices that are in place to protect workers.

You get high-quality coffee: Farmers use their Fair Trade premiums to invest in their businesses for things like drying patios and mineral-rich compost. These investments and requirements result in higher-quality coffee for you and your family.

Find Out More:  You can find out more at Green Mountain Coffee.  They offer K-Cup portion packs for Keurig brewers and their coffee is also available in ground and whole bean bags.

Disclosure:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews by BzzAgent for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the products to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.


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