Fairtrade is a movement based on the principle that workers and farmers in poorer countries deserve reasonable prices for their produce and labour. It champions sustainability both for the environment, and working conditions in the developing world.
The group in the motion would be Fairtrade International, which owns the green and blue emblem familiar to ethically-conscious shoppers in nations. Companies who associate with the organisation may use the Fairtrade Mark in their goods to signal to clients that they're paying their providers fair and sustainable prices for ingredients like coffee, vanilla, sugar and cocoa, and therefore are fulfilling Fairtrade's environmental criteria, says that the Friends of the Earth website.
On top of guaranteeing fair prices for produce and labour, the Foundation pays money to workers and farmers to invest in enhancing their communities under the Fairtrade Premium scheme. More Than 4,500 Fairtrade goods are available worldwide, and an estimated 1.66 million farmers and employees directly benefit from the Fairtrade movement, which guarantees producers a Fairtrade Minimum Price due to their work and create so that they can become more income-secure and not as vulnerable to poverty.
In 2016, manufacturers obtained a total of $158.3m of additional funds through the Fairtrade Premium scheme, of which 33 percent went to home developments. Workers used on Fairtrade-certified plantations and their households also profit into education and healthcare facilities.
The Fairtrade Foundation admits that there is plenty more to be achieved, also emphasises that economic development is a slow procedure. We, at Moving Beans, use Fairtrade Coffee in our House Blend and are proud to support such a noble cause.
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Our third and final blog about our single origin coffees is on our new addition, the Indonesian Single Origin. As with the last two single origins, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.
Our second blog about our coffees is on our Kenyan Single Origin coffee. Again, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: bright citrus / bergamot, lemongrass and rich berries. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.