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Former Barista Tells Starbucks: Brew More Fair Trade Coffee : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Former Barista Tells Starbucks: Brew More Fair Trade Coffee : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

So he launched an online petition at Change.org . And with good timing, since October happens to be Fair Trade Month . The petition says : 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. "When I worked as a barista for Starbucks, I admired the company's commitment to treat employees and customers with fairness and respect," said Greenblatt, who worked at a Massachusetts Starbucks in 2006 and 2007. "It's time for Starbucks to expand that commitment to the farmers who grow Starbucks ...

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