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Why Ethical Coffee Matters:
If you care about where your food comes from, you should consider buying ethically sourced coffee. Buying coffee with fair trade or direct trade ensures that the coffee supports farmers and the environment. Fair trade coffee and direct trade coffee are sourced following a strict set of rules that ensure products improve the living conditions of small farmers and are produced with sustainable practices. Fair trade coffee is certified by a non-profit organization like Fair Trade USA. This organization ensures that buyers contribute to sustainability and community development initiatives, They also make sure that growers have the tools to improve their living standards Sourcing coffee ethically means that roasters can have greater control over the quality and social sustainability of their beans.
Why Local Matters... Small-scaled, locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, entrepreneurial, connected, and generally better off across a wide range of metrics. The increasing size of corporations is driving inequality, while local and dispersed business ownership strengthens the middle class. It is found that local businesses recirculate a greater share of every dollar in the local economy, as they create locally owned supply chains and invest in their employees. When you spend money with a local small business, you often get to know the family or the people that serve you. This fosters a stronger sense of community, which helps people feel safe and reduces crime rates. Small businesses generally pride themselves on providing personalized service valuing each customer and each interaction. Small businesses tend to go out of their way to order merchandise for you and happily spend time explaining product details and answering your questions.