Bean Revolution does its best to incorporate coffees that are attached to trusted international organisations that support the environment and the farmers that grow the coffee. Some of our coffees are attached to the organisations listed bellow.
Fairtrade coffee is coffee that is certified as having been produced and marketed to a stated set of standards. Many customers pay a higher price when buying coffee with the certification logo or brand in the belief that, by doing so, they are helping farmers in the Third World.
In particular, the fair trade coffee movement gives a reasonable price to the farmers who were being a low-wage labor exploitation. Fair Trade coffee has become increasingly popular over the last ten years, and is now offered at a significant number of coffee retailers worldwide.
In 2004, 24,222 tonnes (24,222,000 kg) of 7,050,000 tonnes (7.05×109 kg) produced worldwide were from Fair Trade farmers; in 2005, 33,991 tonnes (33,991,000 kg) out of 6,685,000 tonnes (6.685×109 kg) were from Fair Trade, an increase from 0.34% to 0.51%
The Rainforest Alliance is a non-government organisation (NGO) with the published aims of working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
It is based in New York city and has offices worldwide. The conservation NGO was founded in 1987 by Daniel Katz, who is still involved in the organization today.