Fair Trade


[wikipedia]Fair trade is an "organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability." This page lists stores that sell fair trade products in the Rochester region, as well as coffeehouses offering fair trade and direct trade brews.


* All products are fair trade.


Fair trade in the coffee industry has recently become a [WWW]matter of controversy. Local [wikipedia]Third Wave baristas recommend avoiding coffee labeled "fair trade" entirely and purchasing [wikipedia]direct_trade instead.1 Direct trade coffee is purchased by the individual coffeehouse itself directly from the farmers who grow it. In most cases the shop owner has actually visited the farm and maintains regular communication with the producers. The following lists local sources of both fair trade and direct trade coffee.

* All coffee is fair trade. Other food and drink may or may not be.
** Offers direct trade coffee.

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