Fair Trade Coffee—President’s Choice Latin American

President’s Choice Fair Trade Latin American Dark Roast 

In Product Finds I talk about environmental, green, fair trade and other cool products that I come across.  My main focus will be on what is available in Ontario, Canada, particularly the Kingston area where I’m located…but if I stumble on products in other ways, I may talk about them as well.  Why?  I’m assuming there are other people out there like me, who are interested in positive alternatives, but who don’t know where to find them.  Hopefully by voting with our purchases, free trade and sustainable product choices will be become more available and affordable.

I found President’s Choice Latin American Dark Roast Fair Trade Ground Coffee at a No Frills store.  It would also be available at Loblaws and other stores that sell President’s Choice products.  One pound cost me $9.99 CDN.

The coffee is good quality—100% Arabica—and to me has a light sweet flavour.  It’s fair trade certified by Transfair Canada.  The package explains the benefits of fair trade with this blurb:  “Fair Trade allows farmers and workers in developing countries to make a better living through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship.”

I contacted PC customer service to see if I could find out more about the coffee.  I learned that the coffee is sourced from fair trade certified producer organizations in Central and South America, and then manufactured and packaged in Canada.

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