Online Petition Asks Starbucks to Make Fair Trade Coffee Readily Available

A former Starbucks barista has organized an online petition, already signed by over 17,000 people, asking Starbucks to make Fair Trade coffee readily available in its U.S. stores....

A former Starbucks barista has organized an online petition, already signed by over 17,000 people, asking Starbucks to make Fair Trade coffee readily available in its U.S. stores. The petition states:“In the UK, 100% of coffee and espresso served in Starbucks is Fair Trade certified. But in the U.S., even getting a single cup of Fair Trade coffee from Starbucks can be a challenge. That’s because the largest coffee chain in the U.S. doesn’t offer a brewed Fair Trade choice in its American stores every day. And when they do offer a Fair Trade option, its often poorly advertised as such. It is time for Starbucks to work with customers to help their growers maintain a sustainable standard of living that Starbucks employees enjoy.”

“It’s time Starbucks upped their commitment to Fair Trade coffee by offering a brewed Fair Trade choice in all of their U.S. stores every day. Give U.S. customers the option of buying into a fair deal for coffee growers.”

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