Cooperative Coffees is a green coffee importing cooperative, comprising 23 community-based coffee roasters in the USA and Canada, who are committed to building and supporting fair and sustainable trade relationships for the benefit of farmers and their exporting cooperatives, families, and communities. It strives to promote transparent Fair Trade and sustainable development alternatives in both the North and the South, while continuing to sell the highest quality coffee on the market.
Roasters in Canada: Alternative Grounds – Toronto, ON; Bean North – Whitehorse, YK; Café Cambio – Chicoutimi, QC; Coutts Coffee– Perth, ON; Equator Coffee – Almonte, ON; La Tierra Coop – Ottawa, ON; Santropol – Montreal, QC.
Roasters in U.S.A.: Amavida Coffee – Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Bongo Java – Nashville, TN; Café Campesino – Americus, GA; Cloudforest Initiatives – St. Paul, MN; Conscious Coffees – Boulder, CO; Coffee Exchange – Providence, RI; Desert Sun Coffee Roasters – Durango, CO; DOMA Coffee – Post Falls, Idaho; Heine Brothers’ Coffee – Louisville, KY; Higher Grounds– Traverse City, MI; Just Coffee – Madison, WI ; Kickapoo Coffee – Viroqua, WI; Peace Coffee – Minneapolis, MN ; Sweetwater Organic Coffee – Gainesville, FL; Third Coast Coffee – Austin, TX
Ewingsdale via Byron Bay (480 miles north of Sydney & 103 miles south of Brisbane in New South Wales)
163 Quarry Lane
Australian owned and operated coffee estate producing organically grown, in rich volcanic soils, Arabica coffees with sweet nutty flavor and mellow aroma including mild roast Byron Bay blend; medium roast Estate blend, medium dark roast Cafe blend & 100% dark roast
Santa Clara (Santa Clara County)
2475 De La Cruz Blvd
Barefoot Coffee Campbell (Licensed independent operator of coffee shop), 1819 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Santa Clara County), 408.340.5026
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-5:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-5:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-4:00PM
“Realizing each bean is affected by soil, varietal, processing, farm, elevation, micro-climate and every hand that crafts it, we are determined to let the coffee speak for itself…We travel to origin to find the most conscientious coffee producers and hand select the coffees that take our breath away with joy.”
Sebastopol (Sonoma County)
Taylor Maid Farms Roastery & Flagship Coffee Bar
6790 McKinley Street (The Barlow)
Coffee Bar: 707.634.7129; Office 707.824.9110
Flagship Coffee Bar: Mon-Sat 6:00AM-7:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-7:00PM
Organic, shade-grown, fair trade coffees grown on small family farms that preserve endangered species, vital watersheds and rain forests, including coffee from Nicaragua’s Miraflor National Reserve, which houses the largest collection of orchids (220 species) and birds (236 species) in Central America.
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters
Office & Roastery
2701 16th Street SE
Farm direct coffees including 7 Estrellas, Bolivia; Guzman Brothers, Colombia; Zelaya, Guatemala
Four Coffee Bars in Calgary: (1) 2043 33rd Avenue SW (Marda Loop, 403.686.1221), Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-9:00PM, Sat 7:30AM-9:00PM, Sun 7:30AM-6:00PM; (2) 6455 Macleod Trail S (Chinook, 403.255.4900) Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00AM-9:00PM, Sat 7:30AM-9:00PM, Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM; (3) 2207 4th Street SW (Mission, 403.245.1111) Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-10:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-10:00PM, Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM; (4) 260011 Symons Valley Road NW (Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market) Hours Fri-Sun 9:30AM-5:00PM
Roastery and Coffeehouse: 130 Anderson Street (at Preston)
Fairly trade, organic & shade-grown coffee. Single origin coffees include Congolese dark from SOPACO coop, Ecuadorian from ACERIM Coop, Rwandan from COOPAC Coop, South Colombian from COMEPCAFE Coop and Sumatran from Permata Gayo Coop.
Click on website for locations and hours of 14 other Bridgehead coffeehouses:
La Tierra Coop
75 Eddy Street (coffee house Café La Tierra) in Gatineau (Hull Section)
Mon: 10:00AM-3:00PM, Tues-Sat 11:00AM-5:00PM
Member of the world’s only Fair Trade/Organic coffee importing cooperative [Cooperative Coffee], purchases coffee through direct relationships with farming communities, and focuses exclusively on traceable, organic coffee–grown, exported, and imported through cooperatives. Coffees include Central American, from Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala (Atitlan), Nicaragua (Matagalpa); and African from Ethiopia (Yirgacheffe).
Stoney Creek (Ontario)
Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
30 Community Avenue
Fair Trade & Organic coffees as well as Seasonally Sourced limited edition direct trade coffees
Eleven Neighborhood Cafés, with 6 in Toronto, and ones in Guelph, Kitchener, Niagara on the Lake, Port Dalhousie and Stratford
333 Roncesvalles Avenue
Roasts solely fair trade coffees and a certified organic processor, supporting the people who actually grow the beans and are stewards of the land. Coffees include organic Nicaraguan, bright without being overly citrus with a suggestion of almond and toasted marshmallow, and organic Guatemala, a full city roast with a sweet, fruity fragrance and slight chocolate flavor notes.
Birds & Beans
(Cafe by the Lake) 2413 Lake Shore Blvd West (Etobicoke, western part of Toronto)
Store hours: Weekdays 7:00AM-6:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-6:00PM, Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM
All coffees traded under conditions that respect social and environmental values. Coffees include Guatemala Heuhuetenango, a smooth, nutty arabica, with sweet caramel aroma grown by coffee cooperative of small farms spread over 30 small villages, and Mexican Maya with a dry fragrance of chocolate and vanilla and wet grounds reminding one of raspberry chocolate cake, produced by cooperative of indigenous farmers in Chiapas, Mexico.
Victoria (British Columbia)
Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters
483 Garbally Road (near Gorge Road E)
Cafe hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-3:00PM
Mission to engage ethically and answer to our conscience in a changing physical climate and troubled political landscapes. Single origin coffees from Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras and Colombia from people we like, trust, and respect at every station.
Level Ground Trading
1970 Keating Cross Road Unit B
Trades “fairly and directly with small scale producers in developing countries, offering our customers ethical choices.” Offerings include Ethiopian coffee from the Sidamo region with a “smooth and a lingering cocoa finish” and coffees from Peru, Colombia and Bolivia.
5403 Western Avenue, Suite B
“Supporting communities not commodities”, Conscious Coffee purchases green coffee directly from producer partners through coffee importer co-op, Cooperative Coffees. Offerings include organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, organic Bolivian- Aipep Cooperative and organic Sumatra-APCO Co-op.
Miami & Miami Beach (Dade County)
Three coffee houses: (1) 1875 Purdy Avenue, Sunset Harbor neighborhood of Miami Beach, 305.677.3952, Mon-Sat 7:00AM-9:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-9:00PM; (2) 2390 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, 305.677.3952, Mon-Sat 7:00AM-9:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-9:00PM, (3) 3407 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, 305.677.3952, Mon-Sat 7:00AM-9:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-9:00PM
Small batch coffee roaster which prepares the “finest coffees in the world” including single origin coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, & Columbia, with detailed information on its website. Values business practices that are mutually beneficial for all participants including the coffee grower and his or her land, workers, and community; its own staff, their families and the neighborhoods in and around which it operates, and the consumer. And makes “every effort” to keep its footprint small in terms of energy use and waste production.
Panama City (Bay County) and Rosemary Beach & Seaside (Walton County)
Three coffee houses: (1) Chez Amavida, 2997 W 10th Street, Panama City, 850.387.2047, Daily 7:00AM-10:00PM; (2) Seaside Amavida, 2236 E Co Hwy 30A, Seaside, 850.213.1965, Daily 6:30AM-7:00PM; (3) Rosemary Amavida, 104 North Barret Square, Unit 1A Lofts West, Rosemary Beach, Daily 6:30AM-7:00PM
Committed to building long-lasting caring relationships with its customers, farmers, environment, suppliers, employees & community. Coffees include Ethiopian Sidama medium roast with sweet chocolate notes and lemon accents, Colombian Fondo Paez Cooperative medium roast with a pineapple & orange peal aroma and buttery, caramel flavor, and Guatemala Rio Azul light roast with rich super sweet brownies aroma & chocolate, dark fruit, black cherry, lemon zest flavor
Americus (Sumter County)
725 Spring Street
Coffee house hours: Mon-Fri 7:00AM-5:30PM, Sat 8:00AM-1:00PM
Organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffee and offers customers ability to trace its coffee contracts and bills of lading. Single origin coffees include Nicaragua medium roast, Bolivia medium roast, Guatemala full city roast, Colombia French roast, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe medium roast, Sumatra Viennese roast.
Athens (Clarke County)
1000 Faces Coffee
585 Barber Street
Coffees include “smooth and creamy” Kayanza Gatare from small landholders in Burundi, Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza from Bob-o-link Alliance in Brazil, and Don Rigo Estate from Antioquia region of Columbia. Commitment to micro roasting, never roasting more than 20 pounds at a time and a business model founded on “total transparency” and “direct trade” and rejection of coffee as a commodity.
Batdorf & Bronson, a coffee roaster based in Olympia, Washington (see listing below under Washington), operates two Dancing Goats Coffee Bars in the Atlanta area: (1) Dancing Goats Coffee Bar at Ponce City Market, 650 North Avenue NE (old Sears building in Midtown Atlanta), 404.874.0370, Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM, Sat & Sun 7:00AM-6:00PM, and (2) Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur (DeKalb County) at 419 W. Ponce De Leon, 404.687.1100, Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat & Sun 7:00AM-7:00PM
Certified organic, fair trade certified and bird friendly, shade grown coffees including Costa Rica La Minita del Sol, Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle and Ethiopia Harar. Strives “to meet challenge of sustainability with every decision we make.”
Honaunau (Big Island of Hawaii)
Kanalani Ohana Farm
PO Box 861
Organic 100% Kona coffee direct from small family farm of Melanie & Colehour Bondera
277 Lahainaluna Road (next to famous Lahaina smokestack)
James (Kimo) Falconer in 2003 revived the coffee farm once operated as the Kaanapali Estate. Coffees grown and roasted include dark roasts (Yellow Catura, Smokestack French, Red Catuai, French Kiss, Lava Flow), dark and medium roasts of Maui Estate Blend, medium roast Peaberry, Maui Mokka, and Green Coffees available too.
Coffee Bar hours: Mon-Sat 6:30AM-5:00PM
1850 West Fulton Street
Single origin coffees including (i) Heliconias, Micay and Mirador from Finca Santuario, Columbia and (ii) Kirezi and Nyabumera from Zirikana, Rwanda
Six coffee bars in Chicago: (1) [Broadway], 3123 North Broadway, 773.348.8058, Mon-Thurs 6:30AM-9:00PM, Fri 6:30AM-9:00PM, Sat-Sun 7:00AM-9:00PM; (2) [Monadnock], 53 West Jackson Blvd, 312.253.0594, Mon-Fri 6:00AM-6:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-4:00PM; (3) [Millennium Park] 53 East Randolph Street, 312.920.9333, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-8:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-8:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-1:00PM; (4)  12th floor of Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, 312.646.6392, Mon-Thurs 8:00AM-6:00PM, Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM; (5) [Logan Square] 2642 North Milwaukee Avenue, 773.945.1690, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat-Sun 7:00AM-7:00PM; (6) [Old Town] 1233 N Wells, 312.548.3319, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-6:00PM
See website for locations of coffee bars in Los Angeles and New York City
Metropolis Coffee Company
1039 West Granville Avenue (Edgewater on far north side)
Coffee philosophy rooted in belief that “great coffee comes from a line of respect beginning with the farmers and their respect for their land. We, in turn, respect the farmers by paying fair prices for their harvest and respect our customers by taking great care in the roasting and brewing our coffee.” Single origin coffees include Colombia Andino & Segundo Urbando; Brazil Capim Branco; Costa Rica Paritilla Community.
Coffee Bar/Café hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-8:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-8:00PM, Sun 7:30AM-8:00PM
Edwardsville (Madison County)
110 First Avenue
100% certified organic and “completely sustainable. . . for both the environment and the farmer” including its Organic Nicaragua with a creamy body and caramely aroma
PT’s Coffee Roasting Company
929 SW University Blvd
Only work “with farmers who think long and hard about economic, social and environmental conditions of their farms and their communities.”
Award-winning small lots of coffees including Colombia Finca Santa Maria-Peaberry with “sweet lime sweetness with notes of syrupy cherry, ginger and milk chocolate.”
Three coffee bars/cafés: (1) [College Hill] 1925 SW Washburn Avenue, Topeka, 785.408.5675 (at SW 17th Street) Mon-Thur 6:30AM-8:00PM, Fri 6:30AM-9:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-9:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-5:00PM; (2) [Crossroads) 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.255.2402, Mon-Fri 6:00AM-6:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-3:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-3:00PM; (3) [Furniture Mall of Kansas] 1801 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, Mon-Sat 9:00AM-8:00PM, Sun 1:00PM-5:00PM
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
2714 Frankfort Avenue
Fair trade and organic coffees including single origin coffees from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sumatra and Timor
Coffee shops in 14 locations in Louisville area including its original shop, 1295 Bardstown Road (at Longest Avenue) in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood, Mon-Thurs 6:30AM-9:00PM, Fri-Sat 6:30AM-10:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-9:00PM and two in downtown Louisville: (1) 516 W. Main Street, 502.568.6339, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM (closed Sat-Sun); (2) 462 S. Fourth Street, 502.561.2041, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM (closed Sat-Sun); Click on website for other locations:
Paris (Bourbon County)
729 Main Street
Coffee sourced from certified organic and fair trade family farms in Sumatra, Peru, Ethiopia, Mexico & Guatemala
1400 Greenmount Avenue (5 blocks south of E North Avenue in Station North district)
Collectively owned and operated small batch coffee roaster featuring Honduras Comsa, Peru Pangoa, DR Congo Sopacdi & Sumatra Permata Guyo
Strives to build a better model by (i) paying higher prices than the fair trade minimum, (2) establishing long-term, direct relationships with farmers, (3) supporting practices that protect the environment and the culture, & (4) by making a commitment to participatory democracy and collective structure, both in its workplace and with farmers
Frederick (Frederick County)
Dublin Roasters Coffee
1780 N. Market Street
Every bean hand-roasted, featuring organic & fair trade coffees including Brazil Santos, Costa Rica Terrazu & Guatemala Antigua
Café hours: Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6:00PM, Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM, Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM
Acton & Newtonville (Middlesex County)
George Howell Terroir Coffee Company
312 School Street (Acton)
Quality coffees from single identified sources including (i) Konga Co-op, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, (ii) La Minita Del Sol, Tarrazu, Costa Rica and (iii) Mamuto, Kirinyaga, Kenya
Café, 311 Walnut Street (Newtonville), 617.332.6886, Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM, Sat-Sun 8:00AM-6:00PM
Birds & Beans Coffee
15 River Street, Suite 504
Committed to certified bird friendly, shade grown organic coffee, which is fair traded.
Boston & Lee (Berkshire County)
Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
165 Quarry Hill Road (Lee)
Certified organic coffee roaster offering “select origin” coffees including Hawaii Maui Yellow Caturra, Colombia La Esperanza, Honduran Seydi Argueta and Sumatra Iskandar. Coffee sourced from multi-generation family farms, farming collaborations and coffee growing cooperatives, with prices paid “far above the pricing floor established for equitable trade.”
Café (2 locations in Boston): (1) 346 Congress Street, Boston (Fort Point), 857.277.1914, Mon-Fri 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM; (2) 303 Newbury Street (Back Bay), 857.250.2780, Daily 7:00AM-7:00PM
Orange (Franklin County)
50 R.W. Moore Avenue
All coffees are certified organic, fair trade and kosher and are roasted in small batches at its beanery.
West Bridgewater (Plymouth County)
50 United Drive
Long standing relationships with coffee farming co-ops including Sopacdi in Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo; Prodecoop in northern Nicaragua; and Manos Campesinos in highlands of southwestern Guatemala. Offering more than 40 varieties of oranic and fair traded coffees.
Equal Exchange’s cafe in Boston: Equal Exchange Café, 226 Causeway Street (North Station T-stop) Boston, 617.272.8777, Mon-Fri 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-5:00PM, Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM, and espresso bar in Seattle: Equal Exchange Espresso Bar, 1400 NW 56th Street (south entrance of Ballard Market) Seattle, 206.783.4955, Mon-Fri 6:00AM-5:00PM, Sat-Sun 7:00AM-6:00PM
West Wareham (Plymouth County)
Jim’s Organic Coffee
21 Patterson Brook Road
All organic company, with coffee shade grown and sourced ethically including Sumatra Takengan, Mexican Altura Chiapas, Ethiopian Sidamo & Cost Rican La Amistad
806 Red Drive, Suite 150
100% fair trade and organic certified coffees including single origin coffees from Ethiopia, Uganda, DR Congo, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Sumatra
Coffee Bar: 806 Red Drive, Suite 150, (Fall/Winter/Spring Hours) Mon-Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM; (Summer Hours) Mon-Fri 8:00AM-6:00PM, Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM
2801 21st Avenue S #130
1.888.324.7872 & 612.870.3440
Peace Coffee is a subsidiary of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy [www.iatp.org/] which advocates for fair trade policies that promote strong health standards, labor and human rights, the environment and democratic institutions. Peace Coffee trades “fairly with small, organic coffee grower cooperatives in Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Sumatra.” It is a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, a green coffee importing cooperative which imports directly from partner-farmers.
Peace Coffee’s Wonderland Park Coffee Shop, 3262 Minnehaha Avenue South (Longfellow neighborhood), Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-7:00PM
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.
700 St. Bernard’s Lane
Always pays at least fair trade minimum charges for all coffees and has started new “relationship coffees” that “reward quality and taste as well as help small, independent farmers and co-ops,” including an organic Ethiopia koke (a classic Yirgacheffe) and a Costa Rican Helsarde Zarcero with “a crisp apple and pear acidity with a caramel like sweetness as it cools”
Kaldi’s original coffee shop: located at 700 DeMun Avenue, Clayton, Mo, 314.727.9955, Mon-Sat 6:00AM-11:00PM, Sun 7:00AM-9:00PM, plus four other coffeeshops in St. Louis area, one in Columbia, Mo. and six Latteland coffeeshops in Kansas City area. CLICK HERE for more info on these 11 other locations.
724 S. 4th Street
Features fair trade coffee and direct realtionship coffees in an on-going commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability, including direct relationship Kuva/ Missouri Botanical Garden “Cafe Peru Chilchos.”
Amherst (Hillsborough County) & Manchester (Hillsborough County)
A&E Coffee Roastery
Custom roasted small batches of coffee with commitment to certified organic, shade-grown, fair trade coffees from around the world including Brazil Nossa Fatima, Colombia Ibirco Microlot, Guatemala La Voz, Ethiopia Banko & Hamacho Waeno, Kenya Rutuma Ngandu, Papua New Guinea Keto Tapasi
Click on link below to confirm availability since offerings vary over time
(1) 135 New Hampshire 101A in Amherst
Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM, Sat & Sun 8:00AM-6:00PM
(2) 1000 Elm Street in Manchester
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6:00PM, Sat & Sun 10:00AM-5:00PM
Albany (Albany County)
See listing below under Valatie (Columbia County) for info on Tierra Farm’s coffee shop in Albany.
Hebron (Washington County)
Lucy Jo’s Coffee Roastery
231 McKnight Hill Road
Family-run micro-roastery offering single origin & organic coffees including Honduras Marcala, Sumatra Gayo Linge, Peru Aprocassi & Columbia Valle de Cauca;
Click on link for info on location where available including farmers markets in Saratoga & Rensselaer counties
Leeds (Greene County)
Stoneledge Farms Farmer to Farmer Coffee Project
145 Garcia Lane
Farmer to Farmer coffee, shade-grown, including organic Honduran Cloud Forest coffee, grown adjacent to the Mt. Comayagua National Park and coffee grown and harvested by Mayan farmers in the highlands of Guatemala in Huehuetenango.
Millerton (Dutchess County)
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
6044 Route 22 (Roastery)
Relationships forged with coffee collectives and individual farmers, mostly in Central America “allowing a deeper level of transparency than even Fair Trade standards provide”
Café at 44 Main Street, Millerton
Hours: Mon-Thurs & Sun 7:00AM-5:00PM, Fri & Sat 7:00AM-7:00PM
Plus six cafés located in Manhattan; Click here for info on locations
New York City
37-18 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City (Queens)
Sustainability for the farmer is the goal: fairly traded, direct traded or relationship coffee. Current single origin coffees include El Salvador Finca Las Nubes micro-lot, Jamaica Blue Mountain & Ethiopian Yirge Cheffe.
Coffeed’s 3 cafés: (1) 37-18 Northern Blvd, L.I.C. (Queens), Mon-Fri 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM, Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM; (2) 5B Irma Avenue, Port Washington (Nassau County), 516.883.2721, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:30PM Sat & Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM, and (3) 2nd Floor Café at CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City (Queens).
Crop to Cup
33 Flatbush Avenue, 5th Floor (Brooklyn)
Family-farmed Arabica coffee from around the mountain village of Buginyanya, Uganda. To farmers, provides 20% premium above market purchase price, 5% of every coffee purchase and 10% of company profits.
Laughing Man Coffee
184 Duane Street (at Greenwich Street) (Manhattan)
Single origin coffees from Guatemala (Finca El Limona y El Grenadillo San Pedro Necta), Indonesia (Jampit Estate), Panama (Boquette Valley), New Guinea (Waghi Valley, Western Highlands). Fair traded with 100% of profits donated to charities: “To begin with, we have partnered with Harlem Village Academies [www.harlemvillageacademies.org/] and Dr. Deborah Kenny.”
Three stores in lower Manhattan: (1) 184 Duane Street, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat-Sun 7:00AM-7:00PM; (2) 1 North End Avenue, Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6:00PM, Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM; (3) 54 Reade Street, Mon-Thurs 7:00AM-6:00PM, Fri 7:00AM-5:00PM (Closed on weekends)
Organic Coffee Cartel
Gives 51 percent of its profits to charities that support farmers. With a commitment to the environment and social justice, it markets, playfully using the term “cartel” in its name, single origin organic and fair traded coffees.
Norwich (Chenango County)
Fojo Beans Coffee Roasters
194 Elmer Harris Road
Artisan roasters of small batch, fairly traded coffee beans traceable to the farm/co-op level and earth friendly from The Americas, Eastern Africa & Indonesia; Available at many locations in Central New York including farmers markets in Broome, Madison, Oneida & Onondaga counties
Potsdam (St. Lawrence County)
St. Lawrence Valley Roasters’ Jernabi Coffeehouse
11 Maple Street
Coffee beans roasted in small batches including fair trade & organic Ethiopian Sidano, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe & Honduras COMSA (Café Organico Marcala S. A.)
Coffeehouse hours: Mon-Sat 7:00AM-5:30PM, Sun 9:00AM-5:30PM
Saratoga Coffee Traders
100% fair trade, organic and shade grown coffee including The Clean Bean (a medium dark blend of 3 Ethiopian beans and Nicaraguan French roast) and Very Vanilla (a Peruvian blend roasted in all-natural vanilla flavor).
Coffee shop’s hours: Daily 7:00AM-9:00PM
Schenectady (Schenectady County)
Electric City Roasters
1028 Lexington Avenue
Single origin coffees roasted in small batches with focus on quality not quantity; believes in “eating local, buying local & supporting small business.” Coffees have included Costa Rica Tarruzu San Rafael, Peru La Florida, Echeverria family’s Guatemalan Ceylan & Bali Blue Moon
Syracuse (Onondoga County)
Café Kubal Coffee Roaster
3501 James Street
Hours Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat 7:30AM-7:00PM, Sun 8:00AM-4:00PM (original store’s on-going location, click here for four other locations in Syracuse area)
Dedicated to helping grow and sustain farmers and villages throughout the coffee growing world. Coffees include a light roast Costa Rican coffee, beans directly purchased from farmers at La Violeta located in the Tarrazu Valley, and a medium roast Brazil Mogiana.
Valatie (Columbia County)
2424 State Route 203
Certified organic and fair trade espresso roast coffee, shade grown from Nicaragua and dark roast coffee, shade grown from Papua New Guinea.
Coffee shop in Albany (NY): 1038 Madison Avenue, 518.621.7299, Daily 7:00AM-10:00PM
White Lake, Town of Bethel (Sullivan County)
Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
1577 NY State Route 17B (1 mile from Bethel Woods, home of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival)
Committed to “coffee with integrity using the best organic, fair trade, naturaly farmed and rainforest alliance coffee beans” including Sumatra Iskandar, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemalan Antigua La Flor Del Cafe & Costa Rican Rio Negro.
Café hours: Mon & Thurs 7:00AM-3:00PM, Fri-Sun 7:00AM-5:00PM, Tues & Weds 7:00AM-1:30PM
Counter Culture Coffee
4911 South Alston Avenue
Committed to organics and fair labor practices and producing specialty coffee, including Kuta coffee from Papua New Guinea’s Waghi Valley and coffee “microlots” from the Recinos family farm in Hueheutenango, Guatemala.
Coffee Slingers Roasters
1015 North Broadway Avenue
Committed to “direct relationship sourcing” of coffees including Malacara (stone fruit, caramel, nutmeg characteristics) from Roberto Dumont’s Malacara Farm in El Salvador; Palo Blanco (strawberry, honey, graham characteristics) from Diego De La Cerda’s El Socorro farm in Guatemala; and Villa Galicia (rose apple, macadamia nut, blood orange characteristics) from Mauricio Salaverria’s farm in El Salvador.
Carre hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-7:00PM & Sun 8:00AM-7:00PM
4000 East 22nd Avenue
Fair trade certified, as well as certified organic and shade-grown Arabica coffee;
Grown by cooperatives of native Mayan farmers living in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico.
Square One Coffee
145 North Duke Street
With a dedication to responsible practices, ethically and sustainably produced coffee purchased at “a price that enables everyone involved to support their families and invest in their futures.” See website for current offerings including a wide variety of single origin coffees.
Coffee Bar: 145 North Duke Street, 717.392.3354, Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8:00PM, Sat & Sun 8:00AM-8:00PM
Philly Fair Trade Roasters
171 West Wyoming Avenue
Coffee sourced from cooperatives in Honduras, Mexico, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda & Ecuador, and committed to sustainable agricultural practices as well as ensuring that the farmers are paid more for their crop then they would receive from normal trade channels.
Pawtucket & Providence
New Harvest Coffee Roasters
(1) Roastery: 999 Main Street #108 (Hope Artiste Village), Pawtucket
Coffee for sale by pound and cup: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
(2) Coffees & baked goods at New Harvest Coffee & Spirits
65 Weybosset Street #118 (the historic “Arcade Providence” in downtown Providence)
Mon-Weds 7:00AM-10:00PM, Thurs & Fri 7:00AM-Midnight, Sat 8:00AM-Midnight, Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM
Committed to creating collaboration with small coffee farms to ensure quality and fair compensation of farmers through its “Source Direct program,” which pays at least 30% above the minimum Fair Trade Price and often more than double the Fair Trade Price for high quality micro lots. Coffees from Central & South America (Costa Rica & Colombia); Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania), Papua New Guinea & Sumatra.
Bongo Java Roasting Co. (Wholesale / Roasting Facility)
601 9th Avenue South
Mon-Thurs 8:00AM-4:00PM, Fri 8:00AM-3:00PM
Bongo Java (Coffee house)
2007 Belmont Blvd
All coffees are certified organic and purchased from small-scale farmers at prices above the so-called “Fair Trade” price. Coffees from Africa (Congo, Ethiopia); Central & South America (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru) and Indonesia (Sumatra)
Ruta Maya Coffee
3601 South Congress Avenue, Suite D-200
Shade-grown by a cooperative of farmers in Chiapas, Mexico and roasted in Austin. Certified organic coffee includes medium, dark, espresso and decaffeinated.
Third Coast Coffee
4402 South Congress Avenue (1/2 mile south of Hwy 71)
A founding member of the world’s only Fair Trade/Organic coffee importing cooperative [Cooperative Coffee], purchases coffee through direct relationships with farming communities, and focuses exclusively on traceable, organic coffee–grown, exported, and imported through cooperatives. Coffees include South American from Bolivia, Peru and Colombia; Central American, from Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua; and African from Ethiopia.
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters
12351 Santa Anna #13 (near White Rock Lake in East Dallas)
Ensures that beans come from sources that compensate farmer, workers and their community fairly by only purchasing fair trade or direct trade beans that have been grown using sustainable methods. Coffees include Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemala Huehuetenango and Sumatra Mandheling Burkul Gayo.
Brattleboro (Windham County)
Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co.
82 Main Street (Café location)
Café Hours:Mon-Thurs 7:00AM-8:00PM, Fri 7:00AM-9:30PM, Sat 7:30AM-9:30PM & Sun 7:30AM-8:00PM
Organic fair trade coffee including Costa Rican La Magnolia from La Minita Estate, Honduras “Marcala” organic, Ethiopian Sidamo & French roast Mexican organic. Also Farmer Direct Trade coffee including a recent Cameroon organic coffee project.
Middlebury (Addison County)
Vermont Coffee Company
1197 Exchange Street
Fair trade and certified organic including Café Alta Gracia and Tres Mariposas, single origin coffees from sister farm in Dominican Republic, Finca Alta Gracia
Montpelier (Washington County)
27 East State Street (Café location)
Café hours: Mon-Weds 6:15AM-5:30PM, Thurs & Fri 6:15AM-8:00PM, Sat 7:00AM-5:30PM, Sun 8:00AM-5:30PM
Certified organic coffee roaster carrying wide range of fair trade and Rainforest Alliance coffees.
South Burlington (Chittenden County)
Earthback Coffee Roasters
11 Simpson Court
Small batch coffee roaster: lovingly roasted single origins from highland micro lots worldwide included Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemala Finca Celan & Columbia Valle de Cauca
Batdorf & Bronson
200 Market St. NE
Certified organic, fair trade certified and bird friendly, shade grown coffees including Costa Rica La Minita del Sol, Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle and Ethiopia Harar. Strives “to meet challenge of sustainability with every decision we make.”
Batdorf & Bronson’s flagship Coffeehouse, 516 S. Capitol Way, Olympia, 360.786.6717, Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM, Sat&Sun 7:00AM-6:00PM. Click here for locations of Batdorf & Bronson’s two Dancing Goats Espresso Bars in Olympia, and Dancing Goats Coffee Bars in Atlanta and Decatur Georgia, and in Lacey, Washington.
432 East Cleveland Avenue
Small but passionate craft coffee company which works “directly with our farmers giving fair, honest compensation that drives a relationship that allows them to succeed without compromising the sustainability of their organic, environmentally responsible product.”
Single origin coffees include Rwanda Gitesi, Congo Kivu (Sopacdi Co-op), Guatemala Batz chocola (Ixil Alachimbal Co-op), Ethiopia Sidamo (Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union)
Retail shop hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM
1129 E Wilson Street
A worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, equality and human dignity. Established long-term relationships with small scale coffee growers.
Viroqua (Vernon County)
1201 N. Main Street, Suite 10
Mission to unite artisinal quality and social justice by working with small-scale farmers, whose organic and sustainable methods result in the finest beans. Single origin coffees include Colombia Fondo Paez, Congo Muungano, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Reko, Peru Huabal & Rwanda Musasa. Tasting Room is opened to public once a month. (Click on website for specific dates.)