Sarah’s Coffee House supports direct trade by sourcing the highest-quality organic Arabica coffee beans directly from farm families and co-ops to guarantee just practices and high quality products. In short, the process of direct trade ensures that smaller coffee farmers are not exploited by those who purchase their crop.
We communicate with coffee farmers to negotiate fair prices as well as to gain knowledge about the resources they need in order to produce a crop while still being able to live. The small farm families that Sarah's Coffee House sources coffee beans from do not produce a crop large enough to sell under the fair trade system or have the means to gain a fair trade certification. As a result, they barter their coffee beans for the resources they need to live rather than using that crop to produce a monetary income. To these farmers, resources are their life source not money.
Sarah's Coffee House recognizes the need for improved resources and the lack of easily accessible aid to the countries and their citizens from which we buy our coffee beans. Because of our dedication to improving these countries' citizens quality of life, a percentage of all our profits go directly to 501(c)(3) nonprofits for charitable works. In turn, these non-profits will bring knowledge and agricultural processes back to the farmers, helping them streamline their production and produce a larger more profitable crop. Because Sarah's Coffee House is dedicated to social works, we will go beyond providing for the farmers themselves by building and then transporting medical clinics to their communities, as well as help them to source fresh water.