The idea took shape around a coffee pot. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) had recently begun purchasing Fair Trade coffee – grown by cooperatives of small-scale farmers that are guaranteed a fair price for their crops and access to affordable credit – for use in the office. We were hearing more and more stories about how the crash in coffee prices around the world was devastating small-scale producers. Staff felt good about using a product that paid a fair price to the population that was the...


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