HOW SOUTH AMERICAN BLEND HELPS TACKLE POVERTY
Located in the mountainous landscape of the Minas region in Brazil is (COOPFAM).
The region is well known for coffee farming, mostly cultivated by hand due to the mountainous terrain, and produces a delicious, sweet coffee bean which is a standout in our Oxfam fair South American blend. COOPFAM were the first organisation in Brazil to obtain Fairtrade certification in 1998.
By choosing Fair Coffee World Blend, you are supporting the Fairtrade framework, which in turn works towards countering the inequality in trade relationships in countries such as Ethiopia, Honduras, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, by paying at least a Fairtrade Minimum Price set to cover the sustainable cost of production, or the market price when it's higher.
On top of a Fairtrade Minimum Price for most products, the Fairtrade approach includes a Fairtrade Premium – an additional sum of money that farmers and workers invest in projects they choose.