Fair Trade Coffee

by Karen Bates
(last updated March 23, 2016)

There is no doubt that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Many people wake up to this drink every morning and sip it during the day as a pick-me up, or simply because they enjoy the taste and smell coffee provides. It has definitely earned the distinction of being one of the world's most-loved drinks.

Coffee is available in a variety of roasts and flavors. You can also find decaffeinated coffee so that you can still enjoy the taste without the energy boost that could cause anxiety for some people. You can try flavored coffee, which offers new and interesting taste experiences for the drinker. Whatever your preferences may be, you are likely to find a kind of coffee that appeals to you.

You can also select your coffee based on other criteria, such as whether the coffee is fair trade or not. Fair trade coffee is purchased from producers in developing countries at a fair price, and in many cases the middle man is eliminated through this process. The idea is that more of the profits from the coffee go directly to the producers.

Fair trade coffee is now widely available. Whether you wish to buy a cup of fair trade coffee at your local coffee shop, or want to purchase the beans at the grocery store, you are likely to find fair trade coffee choices wherever you buy coffee.

There are various types of fair trade coffee available. If you prefer organic coffee, you can find a wide selection that is also fair trade. You can buy fair trade coffee in different roasts, such as dark, light, medium, and bold, just like any other coffee. You may also choose to buy packages of fair trade coffee with whole beans or already ground.

Although you should be able to find some kinds of fair trade coffee at local stores, you can find just about anything you might be looking for online. You can order a sampler set of various coffee types, or bags of one kind. Some of the best-known fair trade coffee includes Columbian, Nicaraguan, Rwandan, Peruvian, and Guatemalan, and all of these and more can be easily find on the internet.

Fair trade coffee is becoming a widely known option for coffee drinkers in many places. Give it a try, and you may be able to give more support to coffee producers who need it.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cleaning Your Washing Machine

Sometimes washing machines need to be cleaned. If you notice a musty smell in your machine, see a grimy build-up, or just ...

Discover More

Designer Lighting

Adding a designer look to your home can add style and sophistication to your decor. Use designer lighting to get just the ...

Discover More

Using Hedges in Your Garden Design

There are various ways to divide areas of your garden or add privacy. Use hedges in your garden for a beautiful, natural ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee may have started as a regional, or ethnic delicacy, but it has now become a worldwide phenomenon. If you would ...

Discover More

Cappuccino Machines

A Cappuccino is a coffee drink made with espresso and milk, It is a more elegant way to enjoy your morning beverage, and may ...

Discover More

Office Coffee

For most of America, coffee is not just an important part of the morning ritual, but also a necessity while at work. ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 4 + 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)