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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Tip: There are international initiatives, including the International Coffee Agreement, are working to improve conditions. Fair Trade coffee sales are increasing, but there is still a lot of work to do. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been a Fair Trade supporter since 2000, sells several Fair Trade coffees, and would like to achieve 35 percent Fair Trade sales by 2008. Individuals and companies that use single-cup brewers can also use Fair Trade by buying single-serving K-Cups. Oxfam, International Coffee Organization Bipartisan Briefing Addresses U.S. Role in International Coffee Crisis.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|