12 Fair Trade Coffees to Start the Day Right

Coffee for people who care to know the story on their cup.

Drip, cold brew, on-the-go, and espresso, we like it all.

Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee every day. In a grab-and-go culture, it’s easy to forget that coffee farmers face hardships every day like extreme poverty, food and water shortages, vulnerability to climate change and disease, volatile market prices and middle men, and labor rights abuse. The good news? You can take part in a coffee story that doesn’t end there by seeking the Fair Trade Certified™ seal when you stock up.​​ Just one cup might seem insignificant, but the seal ensures that every single cup counts toward a better future for the farmers who grew those beans.

That's because Fair Trade Certified coffee:

  • Includes social, environmental, and economic standards that protect the health of people and planet​
  • Follows a set minimum price to protect farmers from volatile market prices​
  • Fosters long-term relationships between farmers and buyers​
  • Funds much-needed community development projects


Whatever your taste, find your new favorite among these brands online or in-store, and as always, be sure to look for the Fair Trade Certified seal. To find all fair trade coffee brands, shop here.