Fair trade Coffee

Global Exchange is your online source for Fair Trade, Organic coffees from around the world. We also offer Fair Trade coffee gift baskets and gift packs! Fair Trade for coffee farmers means education, healthcare, environmental stewardship, and community development.

Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay above market prices, Fair trade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their lot and have more control over their lives.

For 500,000 workers and farmers in the developing world, Fair trade means better terms of trade and decent production conditions. The Fair trade Foundation, with its partners, maintains these standards by regularly inspecting third world suppliers, and checking contracts and trade terms.

Brazilian Fair trade

The family groups of Iuna and Irupi joined together in 1989, having a need to create community associations. Now 20 associations make up the FACI Cooperative; 750 families doing a variety of jobs produce 13,000 sacks of coffee per year. Through their association with the Fair trade Federation they are able to sustain a higher standard of living and greater investment in the crops.

This coffee is a special pulp washed Brazilian which produces a rich, fruity flavour with lots of body and aftertaste - bringing you all the excitement of Mardi Gras!

Colombian Fair trade

A fresh and fruity coffee from South America grown in the Sierra Nevada district. This coffee is washed in fresh water and prepared using traditional methods. We have roasted it to a full medium colour to emphasise its fine characteristics for your enjoyment. The full traceability of Fairtrade assures you that this coffee is fully ethical.

Costa Rica Fair trade

An all round balanced coffee, mellow with a slight acidity, specially purchased through the Fairtrade Foundation. Fine quality coffee.

Honduras Fair trade

This coffee is grown in the area of La Central near to the Mayan ruins at Copan, close to the Guatemala border. This is a small mellow coffee with very little acidity.

Flavour and Strength Guide

We have allocated a flavour and strength guide to each of our coffees to help you choose and have fun trying different coffees in order to discover which coffees you prefer. You can find these strength and flavour ratings next to each coffee on the product lists.

Flavour Guide

Rating

Description

1

Dry & Crisp

2

Dry & Fruity

3

Dry & Full bodied

4

Smooth & Mellow

5

Smooth & Rich

6

Rich & Fruity / Sweet

7

Rich & Nutty

8

Rich & Winey with Chocolate undertones

9

Rich & Full bodied / heavy liquor

10

Strong Italian flavour

Strength Guide

Rating

Description

1

Light to Medium Roast

2

Medium Roast

3

Medium to Dark Roast

4

Dark Roast

5

Very Dark Roast