Good news for all you justice-seeking java-lovers and chocoholics! AJWS has teamed up with Equal Exchange and formed Better Beans – a new initiative to sell and distribute fairly traded, kosher coffee and chocolate. Better Beans products allow congregations, community organizations and individuals to order high-quality coffee and chocolate while supporting farmers and community cooperatives in the developing world.
Many of us know that for the majority of small-scale farmers and producers in the developing world, the benefits of their hard work and economic investments are small. Isolated from global markets, the long journey of crops from their hands to your table is filled with powerful intermediaries. As a result, little of the money that you spend on food reaches them. That’s why Better Beans chocolate and coffee are produced by community-owned cooperatives that enable the farmers who produce them to receive fair prices for their crops and access to affordable credit and equitable long-term trade relationships.
By choosing to buy fair trade, we’re helping to build a global system that treats all producers equitably and embodies the Torah’s vision of a just society. So, spread the word and place your Better Beans order today!