What is farmer direct trade and how is it different from fair trade? We wanted to better understand the process so we followed the Calgary-based owner of Baya Rica Cafe (a small coffee roaster in Bridgeland) on a buying trip to Costa Rica.
We met the farmer, toured the land, saw the coffee growing process and discovered the benefits of building a direct relationship before doing business. Is this better than fair trade? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Oh, and if you want to find out if Randy bought the coffee – stop by his cafe and ask!
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