Fortunately, coffee producers are becoming aware of the need and advantage of offering Fair Trade Certified products. Most NEW HARVEST COFFEE ROASTERS beans have gotten that stamp of approval, and the company declares that all have been purchased at or above fair trade prices. This not only ensures that those picking the beans get reasonable wages, but also that “great farmers would prosper, and those who aspire to greatness would have an incentive,” as New Harvest expresses it on their Website. As pointed out by Rik Klein¬feldt, the Brown history major who started the company, of the $12 you might pay for ordinary arabica beans, only 20 cents go to the farmer. Under a Fair Trade agreement, the farmer gets at least $1.26 per pound, plus another 15 cents if it’s certified organic. Sip in good conscience.
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