Fairtrade America, the CLAC (Latin American producer network), the NAPP (Asian producer network), Fairtrade Canada and Fairtrade International spent the weekend celebrating coffee, connecting farmers and traders, and having an all around great time at the SCAA Event in Boston. Trade fairs like this one play an important role in bringing producers and traders, roasters and retailers to talk business and continue pushing coffee further.
Left to right: Fairtrade farmers check out their new Fairtrade t-shirts; Brazilian coffee farmers cupping coffee at the Specialty Coffees of Brazil booth; Jose Abad-Puelles of Fairtrade Canada reviews some material with Bijumon Kurian of India; and Fairtrade coffee farmers from Huatusco, Mexico, get a taste of their own coffee in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Some great photos from the SCAA Coffee Conference in Boston. Producers meeting traders meeting business making connections!