At Good Neighbour Coffee, it is a story of fairness, quality and sustainability.
From Rick Abma, founder of Good Neighbour:
Good Neighbours are global
Three groups in Canada (New Westminster,Toronto and Central Alberta) pay directly to the farmers who are currently working with local missionaries in Olancho, Honduras – almost 50% above New York coffee trade prices. With many coffees that are fair trade and organic carry a higher price tag, but the coffee farmer is usually the getting the shorter end of the stick. At Good Neighbour Coffee, we are serious about our personal relationship with those farmers we know in Honduras – We want to pay them well! The farms have grown to include almost 250 workers, who now sort their product for the excellent green beans that are fresh roasted by us at Good Neighbour Coffee.
Not only is our coffee organic, fair trade, direct trade and locally and freshly roasted, all proceeds are shared by the more than 200 workers in Honduras and by "Neighbourhood Life", a central Alberta ministry that brings neighbourhoods together for Christ.