Bean Fair

Bean Fair

Our Fairtrade Story

20 years and counting! For the whole story in 3 minutes check out our video. And you’ll see we have special new orange bags to mark our anniversary…

As one of the first 10 Fairtrade Certified businesses in Canada, Bean Fair considers Fairtrade as a calling as much as a business. Back in 1997 hardly anyone knew what it meant, so there was a lot of outreach about how buying great coffee could help change the world and the way business is done.  We’re happy to support Fairtrade Canada in getting the word out about all things Fairtrade. We look forward to the day when stores have HUGE selections of Fairtrade items flying off the shelves. The day when buying quality, ethical products is the norm!

To help boost Fairtrade, Anne Winship of Bean Fair spearheaded the designation of Wakefield, La Pêche as the 1st Fair Trade Village in Quebec (2nd in Canada!) We just celebrated our 10 year anniversary. Our Fair Trade Fair every May is always a popular Wakefield event. Check out our Facebook page. 

Why should consumers choose our Fairtrade Certified products?

Our beans from small cooperatives are all Fair trade, all organic, even Carbon Neutral. Our bags are compostable, and it’s because of environmental concerns we choose to only sell regionally. There are now plenty of great Fairtrade coffee businesses across the country!  We often get wonderful feedback from our fans, including Paul Symes of the famous Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield who says “Your coffee is the best – pure and simple!” Ahh, thanks!

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