Thursday, September 3, 2009

Starbucks To Go Fair...In UK


It's not happening here in the U.S., but Starbucks has announced that, beginning yesterday, all espresso drinks in the U.K. and Ireland will be fair trade.
"Starbucks said it’s the world’s largest purchaser of fair trade coffee and added that its move will contribute about $4 million annually to small-scale coffee farmers," according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. "The company said it gets most of its “Starbucks Fairtrade Certified Espresso Roast” from Latin America, mainly from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Peru."
Well, good. I wish this would happen here.

2 comments:

Ryan said...

For those of us in the US, it should be noted that all espresso drinks served at Dunkin' Donuts are fair trade certified. The first of several DD stores planned for the Chattanooga area opens in November.

Beth said...

Thanks for the tip--I did not know this!