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The Vancouver Fair Trade Coffee Network supports coffee suppliers who establish long-term relationships with bean producers and buy only from suppliers who pay workers a fair wage.

Most fair-trade coffee is organically shade-grown on small farms, reducing the destruction of trees and the use pesticides and chemicals.

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Just Coffee – Check in with B.C.'s growing community of ethical coffee entrepreneurs.

Getting Certified – The steps coffee producers must take to become fair-trade certified.


A great set of Vancouver-specific blog postings about fair-trade coffee are available on Vancouver Coffee.

For more information, visit the TransFair Canada website.