Farm Workers

Sustainable coffee isn’t cheap – the cost for farmworkers

17 Jul , 2013  

Farmworker housing in Central America

Coffee pickers, migrant workers, and farmworkers, in general, may be the most vulnerable groups involved in coffee production; however, they have traditionally not been included in the coffee industry’s sustainability efforts. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor discovered widespread labor violations in coffee farms in Hawaii.  Violations included “failures to pay workers minimum wage [Read More]