From my home state, Green Mountain Cofee, “The Fair Trade, Organic and Signature Coffee.”
I really love coffee and I have tried a lot of brands and shops, but when it comes to making it at home, there is none better, in my book!
For over 25 years, we have been on a deliberate journey to create and sustain a values driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose…Our vision is for all businesses, especially ours, to be agents for positive change in the world. Our long-term viability as a business is inextricably linked to the ecological and social viability of the communities where we work. We embrace our economic and moral obligation to do business that creates opportunity, stability and hope.
From their site:
Positive Community Impact
Empowered by the economic stability provided by Fair Trade, members of the COSURCA coffee cooperative in Colombia successfully prevented the cultivation of more than 1,600 acres of coca and poppy, used for the production of illicit drugs.
In Papua New Guinea, the AGOGA cooperative, is investing in a medical team to meet the healthcare needs of its isolated rural community.
In the highlands of Guatemala, indigenous Tzutuhil Mayans in the La Voz cooperative are sending local kids to college for the first time.
Near Lake Titicaca, in Peru, the CECOVASA cooperative is assisting members from Quechua and Aymara indigenous groups in raising coffee quality and transitioning to certified organic production.