Fair Trade Coffee Now Available at OCC

Starbucks in the Gordon Student Center now offers a choice of fair trade coffee. Starbucks’ Café Estima Blend is a Fair Trade Certified dark roast coffee blend. 

The fair trade certification process confirms that coffee meets certain sustainability-related standards. Fair Trade Certified coffee ensures that farmers are paid a fair price for their coffee and promotes practices that contribute to environmental conservation and social well-being. 

Fair Trade Certified coffee empowers small-scale farmers organized in cooperatives to invest in their farms and communities, protect the environment, and develop the business skills to compete in the global marketplace. For more information about fair trade products visit the Fair Trade International website at www.fairtrade.net/what_is_fairtrade.html.