How to Request Fair Trade Certified Coffee or Tea

Make Every Purchase Matter: How to Request Fair Trade Certified Coffee or Tea

10/04/2011 - 11:50 AM

In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life.   


Part 1: How to Request Fair Trade Certified Coffee or Tea

One simple way to support Fair Trade is by requesting Fair Trade Certified™ coffee or tea at your local café or coffee shop. While many locations offer Fair Trade options, it is not always served automatically. For that reason, it’s important to ask your cashier or waiter specifically for Fair Trade coffee or tea – even if that means special ordering it.

 Watch this video to see how Fair Trade coffee enthusiast, Susie, requests her Fair Trade beverage of choice.

 Whether you’re all about big name coffee roasters or your neighborhood café, changing the way you order coffee or tea can mean big impact for farmers and workers around the world. Your commitment to buying Fair Trade means new schools, clean water and health care for farming communities in need. Next time you order coffee or tea, remember that Fair Trade is all about quality products that improve lives and protect the environment. So, be hip when you sip!

Wondering where to get a cup of Fair Trade coffee or tea in your neighborhood? Use the Fair Trade Finder! The Fair Trade Finder is an application dedicated to helping you find and tag Fair Trade Certified™ products in your town. Find the application on Facebook or download for your iPhone or Android. For more info visit:

Video Credit: Created, written and directed by Hayley Johnson, Fair Trade USA intern and third year student at San Francisco State University. Hayley is an Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice major and Communications minor. She has a passion for serving others, writing, coffee, film, and Fair Trade. Co-directed by Jordan Rader. Jordan is a third year film student at SFSU

10/04/2011 - 11:50 AM
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