I was very fortunate to be able to try out Green Mountain Fair Trade Coffee. It came to me in 24 k-cups full of delicious coffee. There are plenty of coffee manufacturers out there, but do you know where you're coffee comes from? By that I mean, where is that coffee ground from? What most of us only know is that it comes from a plant found on many continents that make us a great beverage.
Fair Trade Coffee was put in place to help farmers get good prices on selling their coffee beans to different companies. So while the actual coffee bean is not different, knowing that it was obtained fairly makes it that much better. You can find fair trade coffee all across the world in many different stores and shops. Green Mountain Coffee has quite a few flavors to choose from. They're all unique in their own way and will be sure to please even the pickiest coffee drinker. You can help farmers many different countries like Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Sumatra.
In the end buying Fair Trade goods will ensure that you're getting a handmade product that will benefit the person who made it. Buying fair trade products in general will help to alleviate poverty worldwide. Also fair trade encourages organic farming wherever possible, and even if it isn't shown to be organic no major harsh chemicals are used. This makes it healthier for the plants, farmers, and for us - the consumers.
Coffee is not the only fair trade product out there. You can get jewelry, candles, home decor, and clothing - all Fair Trade! Whenever you can you should check out FAIR TRADE USA that compiled a lot of great companies that make and sell Fair Trade products.
**Disclaimer: I was sent products from BzzAgent and Green Mountain Coffee for the purpose of trying out and reviewing it. All opinions are my own and no further compensation was given.