At Street Bean, we believe in the creed, think globally, act locally. That is why, in addition to facilitating apprenticeships for street-involved young adults, we also source only ethical coffees. That is, coffees that come from communities where our purchase of their goods have a direct impact.
We partner with industry-leading green coffee importers that create strong relations and provide market access to farms that might not otherwise get it, ensuring that the farmers are getting better prices for their produce.
Some farms may belong to a cooperative where the representatives help to educate their communities about sustainable growing practices, while others may be producing stellar coffees, but were not getting what it was worth in the past.
As you shop our coffees, please notice that not all will be Fair Trade or Organic certified, while some will be. This is due to the fact that it is verydifficult and very expensive for farms to pursue these certifications. However, all of our coffees meet or exceed the Fair Trade and Organic certification requirements. Our support of these smaller farms helps them to pursue those certifications.