TransFair USA's 2009 Almanac Highlights Fair Trade Imports, Additional Income and Community Investment Data
OAKLAND, CA, (April 15, 2010) - TransFair USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, enters the new decade on the heels of a record year for the Fair Trade movement. Today TransFair USA releases its annual Almanac. The 2009 edition showcases record volumes of Fair Trade Certified imports, Fair Trade expansion into popular new product categories, and reflects a surge in consumer demand and increased brand recognition for the Fair Trade Certified goods.
WATERBURY, VT., and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, (March 22, 2010) - Green Mountain Coffee® (NASDAQ: GMCR) today released its limited edition Spring Revival™ Blend, featuring Fair Trade Certified™ coffee from Rwanda. Spring Revival Blend is the result of a partnership between Green Mountain Coffee, the Cordes Foundation, and TransFair USA, the leading third-party agency to certify Fair Trade products in the United States. Announced last year during the fifth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the partnership aims to raise awareness of the Rwandan c
OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2010 - TransFair USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces that it has received a $50,000 grant from Green Mountain Coffee®, and a three-year commitment of $925,000 from the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation. The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation was established and is led separately from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) by GMCR Founder and Chairman Bob Stiller.
Members of Fair Trade Certified Coffee Associations put their Beans to the Test
BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2009 - Winners for this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Sebastião Reguim of the producer association, Unipcafem, and Marcos Antônio Nali of the producer association, Pró-nova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories. The competition, which is a specialized tasting process to assess quality, capped off several months of intensive quality training for farmers and was attended by high-ranking Brazilian and U.S.