October is Fair Trade Month and we would like to celebrate by honoring our farmers from which we buy fair trade coffee! Please look to the coffees with the Fair Trade symbol on our bags and support fair trade all month, and all year round!
Fair Trade means buying commodities at a slightly higher rate per unit in order to provide a livable wage to producers. In our case, this means paying more per pound of coffee beans to our fabulous farmers who work so hard to grow organically, harvested-with-love coffee beans.
Your dollars are going to these countries…Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Ethiopia, & Indonesia. The extra money goes to creating schools, building hospitals, sponsoring new sustainable farming tools and techniques, etc. Virtuoso purchased 75% of its beans this year through Fair Trade channels and hopes to continue the sustainability trend!