Whether you are the owner of a small family cafe or a business owner who runs a large workplace, sourcing your coffee supplies from a fair and ethical coffee supplier is extremely important for many reasons.
What do we mean by “ethical” coffee? Well, as most of the world’s quality coffee beans are grown and harvested overseas in other countries, such as Rwanda and Costa Rica, most suppliers must buy from coffee bean farmers in those areas. The problem is that in the past many coffee bean farmers have been given unfair payment for their hard work, however, as time goes on, more and more coffee suppliers are committing to pay coffee farmers the fair price that they have most certainly earned.
Essentially, by making sure that you are buying from a well-established coffee supplier that offers ethically sourced coffee supplies, you are doing something great by making sure these farmers and their communities get the investment they need. Our Rainforest Espresso Coffee Beans are a great example of a delicious and ethical coffee that we supply to many clients!
Below we’ll take a look at some of the ways that buying ethically sourced coffee beans helps coffee bean farmers and their communities.
A Fairer Price for Coffee Farmers
As we already mentioned, coffee farmers in other countries haven’t always been given a fair price for their efforts in the past, but with the introduction of things like Fairtrade, that has been changing.
With ethical coffee suppliers buying coffee beans directly from coffee farmers at a fair price, it allows these farmers to further invest in their work and their community. This has a direct positive effect on their country’s economy, which can be a real important boost as many of these countries produce coffee as their biggest export!
The next time you’re looking to buy coffee supplies, think about choosing ethically sourced coffee beans. You’d be surprised at how much good you can do just by buying a kilogram of coffee beans.
An Investment in the Future
As the communities in these countries grow because of fairer coffee export prices, ripple effects will occur that will benefit everyone. Not only will it become easier for new coffee bean farms to spring up, and for existing ones to grow, the extra money flowing through these countries’ economies will help to build better hospitals, schools, universities and more.
It’s a win-win for the farmers and the customer. Cafes and businesses will have more coffee to buy from their ethical coffee suppliers, and the coffee farmers can expand their farms and strengthen their economy.
Choose Ethically-Sourced Coffee
The next time you’re buying coffee supplies for your business, workplace, or anywhere at all, consider choosing an ethically-sourced coffee like our Beyond Fairtrade coffee beans. You’ll be helping us all do a lot of good, as well being able to enjoy an absolutely delicious coffee that is sure to be popular with your customers, employees, family, and friends
For genuine and ethical coffee that is beyond fairtrade, get in touch with The Good Cup Coffee Company today, we do our very best to both support coffee farmers, and provide you with the very best coffee out there.