At the Dancing Bean Coffee House, we are proudly roasting Fair Trade coffee beans – but what does what mean to you? Keep reading to learn more about Fair Trade and how we’re working hard to make the world a better place.
What is Fair Trade? According to FairTradeCertified.org, “Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, consumers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.” When you purchase a Fair Trade product, you can rest easy knowing you are supporting safe working conditions, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and community development funds.
Our buying principles reflect the livelihood of the farmers we purchase from. Farmer-centric pricing insures farmers are paid equitable prices, enabling them to earn a living income. Year-after-year contracts help provide these farmers with long-term stability, allowing their communities to thrive. And finally, our purchases provide financial resources directly to our farm partners, enabling them to fund projects that support their local communities.
At the Dancing Bean Coffee House, we are roasting coffee that not only tastes good, but that you can feel good drinking. When you purchase a cup of coffee at the Dancing Bean, you are supporting small farmers from all over the world and that’s something we can all feel good about.