The beauty of a Fair Trade Coffee Fundraiser
A fair trade coffee fundraiser
A coffee fundraiser is a staple in the fundraising game. Coffee fundraisers are well loved and profitable. What’s even better than a regular coffee fundraiser? A fair trade coffee fundraiser! Fair trade coffee challenges an industry that has long relied on bullying small farmers for the sake of corporate greed, and gives them economic freedom, and empowerment in the workplace. One of our favorite fair trade coffee powerhouses is Equal Exchange. When your coffee fundraiser is fair trade, it empowers good, not only in your community but across the world.
Why a fair trade coffee fundraiser?
Ask us why a coffee fundraiser is a great choice from any organization and we’d be able to talk your ear off. Coffee fundraisers have been a staple in fundraising since the inception of FarmRaiser, and long before, and there’s a good reason why. An estimated 80% of American adults consume at least one cup of coffee a day, with an average of three cups per person. We love coffee so much that the U.S. is the largest consumer of coffee in the world! With a love like that, it’s obvious why a coffee fundraiser would be a hit. Coffee is practical, loved by the majority of the population, and most importantly, super profitable as a fundraiser. We could write a whole blog post about why we love coffee fundraisers–oh wait, we already did! Check out our other blog post on why we think coffee fundraisers are the star of the fundraising world. Beyond that, why a fair trade coffee fundraiser? It’s even easier to explain why we love them. A fair trade coffee fundraiser is just as profitable as a regular coffee fundraiser. Additionally, a fair trade coffee fundraiser offers a great opportunity to teach your students about the many factors of authentic fair trade. Our fair trade favorite makes it easy with their educational materials, like their fair trade comic book.
Why Equal Exchange should be in your fair trade coffee fundraiser
Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long term partnerships that are both economically just for both the growers and farmers as well as focusing on sustainable farming practices that ensure environmental justice. Equal Exchange was founded on the principle that food can be traded in a way that is fair and honest, while also empowering both consumers and farmers. Through vision and hard work Equal Exchange has been able to develop a system that places value on each step in the supply chain, from field to fork. Equal Exchange does more than fair trade coffee, they offer everything from ethically sourced bean to bar chocolate (yum! So good in a spring fundraiser) to sustainable olive oil!
What does a fair trade coffee fundraiser mean?
We’re doing all this talking about a fair trade coffee fundraiser, but what exactly is fair trade? Well let’s simplify it. Many industries (like the coffee one) favor large plantations, multinational companies, and agri-business. Fair trade businesses aim to support small farmers; and connect consumers and producers through information, education, and the exchange of products in the marketplace. Fair trade standards fall under four simple parent categories: income sustainability, individual and community well being, and environmental stewardship. You can learn more about these principles on our blog post about fair trade.
Want to check out what Equal Exchange has to offer? You can view this year’s product selection here. If you have any questions about fundraising with Equal Exchange or if you’d like to know more about other products, feel free to email us at email@example.com or start your campaign today–no worries, it’s free and noncommittal.
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A fair trade coffee fundraiser A coffee fundraiser is a staple in the fundraising game. Coffee fundraisers are well loved and profitable. What’s even better than a regular coffee fundraiser? A fair trade coffee fundraiser! Fair trade coffee challenges an industry that has long relied on bullying small farmers for the sake of corporate greed,…