The Problem With Fair Trade Coffee

Many people purchase fair trade certified products because they trust that doing so makes a difference in the lives of small producers around the world. Sociologists Nicki Lisa Cole and Keith Brown discuss how changes to certification policy have modified the meaning of fair trade in a way that has troubling implications for small coffee farmers.

Further Reading

To learn more, check out Keith Brown’s book, Buying into Fair Trade: Culture, Morality, and Consumption, as well as these online resources: