Sweetwater is committed to fair, direct, & transparent trading relationships with small-scale coffee farmers and their cooperatives throughout the world’s coffee lands. We roast all of our coffee to-order in micro-batches… and all of our coffees are:
- Certified USDA Organic
- High Altitude & Shade Grown
- Specialty-grade Arabica
We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation, the association of North American retailers and importers who are fully committed to fair trade and strive to only sell items sourced according to fair trade principles.
We are also an active member of Cooperative Coffees, a Fair Trade organic green coffee purchasing collective, which is based in Americus, GA. Together with 23 other roasters from the frosty Yukon down to sunny Gainesville, Sweetwater works directly with small-scale coffee farmer cooperatives to bring some of the world’s best, fairly traded coffee available to coffee-loving consumers here in the USA. Sweetwater is committed to delivering the message of sustainability by roasting truly extraordinary coffee that does justice to our hard-working trading partners and Mother Nature… from crop to cup.
Fair Trade Wire
Fair Trade Wire provides relevant, interesting and current Fair Trade information as it applies to coffee producers, consumers and everyone in between! It is maintained by Cafe Campesino of Americus, Georgia, and Sweetwater Organic Coffees of Gainesville, Florida- two Fair Trade, organic coffee roasters in the southeastern United States.
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