Ask Starbucks to Brew Fair Trade Coffee in All Their U.S. Stores
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Ask Starbucks to Brew Fair Trade Coffee in All Their U.S. Stores

    1. Amanda Kloer
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Kloer

      Washington, DC

Starbucks is one of the largest buyers of coffee in the world. Yet out of the dozens of coffee options they sell, only two are Fair Trade certified. And getting a single cup of Fair Trade coffee in a Starbucks store can be next to impossible. Starbucks claims that any store has to brew a pot of Fair Trade coffee if a customer asks for a cup. But in reality, that rarely happens. Starbucks needs to offer brewed Fair Trade coffee in all its U.S. stores as a regular offering and publicize the availability of Fair Trade coffee.

By making the decision to brew Fair Trade coffee in all its U.S. stores, Starbucks could single-handedly bolster the Fair Trade movement in a way no other company can. Brewed Fair Trade coffee in Starbucks stores would mean more Fair Trade coffee growers, more living wages in the coffee industry, and more consumers exposed to delicious Fair Trade coffee. That, in turn, will mean less exploitation and slavery in the coffee industry.

Ask Starbucks to offer brewed Fair Trade coffee in all its U.S. stores.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Porscha Smith SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      As one of the most recognizable labels around the globe, Starbucks has enormous influence. It is absolutely shameful not to use that fame and respect for the better. I simply love Starbucks, but refuse not to consume fair trade coffee. Please consider the change, and it will catch on as an entire global trend!

    • Cynthia Luciano LUMBERTON, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I was a regular Starbucks coffee drinker and I used to love the idea that my money was going to an ethical company concerned with human rights and justice. Unfortunately that all changed when I took a missions trip to Nicaragua and heard stories from the local coffee bean farmers about their dealings with the Starbucks Corporation. I love Starbucks coffee, but I love the people of Nicaragua far more than a cup of caffeine. I can't bring myself to support a company profiting from starving families.

    • Aprille Gallardo-Perez KIRTLAND, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Please act to be a corporation that not only operates to make a profit, but also cares about the welfare of the people used in the production of the profit. Be a leader!

    • Elizabeth Fairbanks ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      Please give the public a publicized opportunity to purchase Fair Trade coffee whenever your stores are open. The right to choose would be good for you as well as your customers.

    • Grace Elaine PENN VALLEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I only recently started learning about Fair Trade and how I can personally raise awareness in my home, church, and community. I have promised myself to not drink any coffee that isn't fair trade certified. One, becuase I know that it's out there and if I gave even a little effort, it's very easy to obtain. Two, I don't want to settle for any other coffee because I know how much one persons choices can influence others. Now. I LOVE STARBUCKS. Can't even lie. I'm in deep love with white chocolate mocha's. However, considering my promise, I cannot drink that wonderful cup of goodness anymore. I do plan on taking a trip over to the Grass Valley, CA starbucks and asking them for information on their ability to brew their fair trade coffee. I hope that this petition makes a difference in ALL starbucks, so that people like me can enjoy a wondrous cup of coffee while AT THE SAME TIME knowing that I've helped end slavery and premote fair trade. What can get any better than that?


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