People all over the world rely on it to wake up, yet many of the 25 million small-holder coffee farmers who depend on it for their livelihoods struggle to survive.

Carrying Sacks Of Coffee

Coffee is known as a highly volatile commodity, with wide price fluctuations year to year. This is due to coffee production being highly dependent on weather conditions, susceptible to disease and influenced by a range of other factors. For the 125 million people globally whose livelihood is dependent on it, this is bad news. Climate change represents a dire threat for coffee farmers, indeed many farmers are already reporting negative impacts from changing weather patterns and increased pest activity that have led to lower quality and reduced yields.

Many farmers lack reliable market information, this coupled with often small yields leads to situations of unequal power relations where farmers lack bargaining power when engaging in negotiations.  Frequently this means they are not paid a fair price for their produce. Fairtrade helps to bring farmers together to strengthen their position and to learn from one another. Globally Fairtrade works with 445 coffee producer organisations, representing 810,000 farmers in 30 countries to make sure they are paid fairly for their produce and work. In 2013-2014, Fairtrade coffee farmers received more than $72 million AUD in Fairtrade Premium to invest to benefit their farms, communities and families.

Where can I get Fairtrade coffee?
Check out what brands have Fairtrade Certified coffee in cafes and food stores here:

Addington Coffee                             CPR
Bruno Rossi                                      Eden Coffee                                         
Icoco                                                Havana Coffee
Inca Fe                                              Shott Beverages
Kawatiri                                           Kokako                                              
Kush                                                 Starbucks
Wild Bean Cafe                                Vivace Espresso
CHANTALS COFFEE                             Hamodava
Caffe Prima                                     
Scarborough Fair                            
Honest Coffee Co.                          
Robert Harris   

Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee

Fairtrade Mark with Climate Neutral lockup

Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee

Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee not only helps fight climate change, but also ensures benefits for communities in developing countries. A delicious product, that contributes positively to our world.