Buy Fair Trade Coffee!
In support of Cafe Justicia in their work in supporting human rights and community development projects, STAND is pleased to sell their fair trade, bird-friendly, and shade grown coffee. All proceeds from the sale of the coffee go to Cafe Justicia-affiliated organizations and to STAND Canada. The coffee is available for $15 per pound (tax included) in Vancouver. Cash only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate order and pick up. These are the coffee options available:
- Dark roast beans
- Dark roast grounded coffee
- Medium roast beans
Cafe Justicia is a delicious organic “fair trade plus” coffee grown by Mayan communities in the hillsides above Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
But Cafe Justicia is also a philosphy and practise of solidarity trade that builds cooperation between consumers and producers while ensuring that the producers are firmly in the driver’s seat, making the final decisions regarding pricing, distribution and marketing.
Cafe Justicia is produced by cooperatives organized by the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). Sales of the coffee not only support the families of cooperative members but also fund social development projects in surrounding communities and the CCDA’s broader struggle for social justice in Guatemala.
Cafe Justicia is imported and roasted in Canada by BC CASA, a BC-based solidarity organization. All profits from sales in Canada are returned to the CCDA and other social justice organizations in Guatemala.
BC CASA also works with HIJOS, an organization of youth whose relatives were disappeared or murdered during the country’s 36-year civil war.
Cafe Justicia is also a philosophy and practise of solidarity trade that builds cooperation between consumers and producers while ensuring that the producers are firmly in the driver’s seat, making the final decisions regarding pricing, distribution and marketing.