Offer Brewed Fair Trade Coffee Daily in U.S. Stores
  • Petitioned Starbucks

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Offer Brewed Fair Trade Coffee Daily in U.S. Stores

    1. Sam Greenblatt
    2. Petition by

      Sam Greenblatt

      Washington, DC

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.

Fair Trade fights common forms of labor exploitation including human trafficking, child labor, and other abuses by building equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers and producers. Many coffee farmers receive prices for their harvest that can be less than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt. But Fair Trade coffee helps end that cycle, empower farmers, and fight labor exploitation.

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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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
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      Sam Greenblatt
      Petition Organizer

      We are doing a great job so far with over 20,000 signatures. Now you can help by spreading the word via facebook, twitter, and e-mail. The more people you inform about our attempts to bring daily brewed Fair Trade coffee to Starbucks, the easier it will be for Starbucks to give into our demands. So keep up the hard work and spread the word!

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    • Alecia Balent FORT MILL, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I can.

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    • JoEllen Nordström UPPSALA, SWEDEN
      • over 2 years ago

      Let's also eliminate the overflow of trash with recycling in every store. Be a leader and show the world how a large corporation can prosper while demonstrating sustainable environmental policies. Solve the problem instead of contributing.

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    • keera valentino EMERADO, ND
      • over 2 years ago

      I will not purchase anymore until this has changed.

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    • Rod Downing SURREY, BC, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Starbucks - remember Global Exchange and April 2000? 12 years later coffee bean quality and quantity are hardly obstacles. Do the right thing or it may be time for GX to team up with #Occupy and make some interesting news.

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    • Karen Dionne SANTA ROSA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Fair Trade certified is just the right thing to do.

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