Farm Workers,Voices

The Voice of Farm Workers in Coffee – Loud and Clear at SCAA

1 May , 2014  

Coffee Farm Workers try their first latte

Today, International Labor Day, this post is in honor of all those hard working people whose labor allows us to enjoy our cups of coffee everyday: farm workers.     Last week, I visited the original Starbucks store near Pike Place Market with four coffee farm workers from Brazil and Nicaragua: Norman, Erwin, Marcos and [Read More]

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Farm Workers,Voices

“we need to educate the coffee industry”

23 Jan , 2014   Gallery

Farmers, Workers and NGO partners meet in Brazil to discuss improvements to and identify impact from our Fair Trade work

Last week in Brazil, during a workshop we organized to identify improvements on the Fair Trade standards and processes, coffee farmers and workers from three countries discussed how we could be more effective in educating the coffee industry and consumers about the challenges and opportunities that farmworkers in coffee face every day. To learn more [Read More]


Farm Workers,Premium,Voices

buying “a share” for a better future

18 Nov , 2013  

view from land where workers would be able to build their own homes

Leonardo Garcia is a farm worker at a coffee estate called “La Revancha” (The Revenge, in English), in Nicaragua.  This farm is part of our pilot program, which was developed to help the coffee industry better understand if and how Fair Trade can help improve the lives of millions of farm workers who work the coffee [Read More]

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