As we enter the winter months, a good cup of coffee or tea is warm and invigorating. It’s even more satisfying when you buy your coffee or tea from a company dedicated to making a difference. If you live in North America where you cannot grow coffee or tea, then the only way to get them is through trade. When we engage in long-distance trade the social and environmental implications are usually invisible.
Is the farmer being paid properly?
Is the ground being nurtured sustainably?
Are the people throughout the entire process being treated fairly and kindly?
So many questions. Well, if you are like us, you want a good cup of coffee and you want to promote good in the world. The good news is many others care, too!
As a matter of fact there are over 60 B-corporations around that world that focus on great coffee or tea while improving the farming community and reducing the impact on the environment. Whether buying for yourself or as gifts, you can make a difference the next time you buy your coffee. B-corps are a great way to shop with a positive impact!
To help you get to know these companies, we selected a few of the Certified B-Corporations in the United States focused on coffee. Enjoy your next cup of coffee!
Here are a few of the Certified B-Corporations Focused on Coffee:
Organic Fair Trade Coffee Roaster
Certified Since: December, 2014
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Certified Since: September, 2010
Location: Poulsbo, Washington, USA
Wholesale Coffee Roaster
Certified Since: September, 2017
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Fresh Roasted Coffee and Accessories
Certified Since: February, 2018
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Certified Since: June, 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Organic, Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolates; Social Justice and Development Work
Certified Since: October, 2018
Location: Orange, Massachusetts, USA
100% Organic, Fair Trade Coffee. Equipment, Training, and Technical Support.
Certified Since: January, 2016
Location: Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Roasted Coffee Beans, Tea, Coffee Mugs, Cold Brew
Certified Since: March, 2011
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Organic Coffee Roaster and Retailer
Certified Since: November, 2017
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Farm to Table Platform for Wholesale and Retail Sales of Coffee and Tea
Certified Since: December, 2016
Location: Roswell, Georgia, USA