Fair Trade Facts: Fair trade in Minnesota
Fair trade in chains
Besides various specialty cafes, fair trade coffee is available in some chain stores.
Caribou offers the Rainforest blend, which is both fair trade certified and organic. The beans are shade-grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers by farmers who are guaranteed fair trade prices. Caribou describes the beans as a blend of unique flavors from Sumatra, Central and South American and Africa that creates a fruit medley with pecan and Brazil nut tones. The blend can be ordered online or by telephone, and is available at one of the many Caribou locations in Minnesota.
Starbucks is North Americas largest purchaser of fair trade coffee and sells fair trade coffee in 23 countries around the world. Starbucks multi-region blend Café Estima is fair trade certified and can be purchased online or at one of their many Twin Cities locations.
© 2006 by Mesa Johnson