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Fair Trade Coffees

Bitters is proud to offer coffees by Reunion Island that are both Fair Trade and certified organic. These double certified coffees provide stability to farmers in coffee producing countries, and are both natural and environmentally sustainable.

“Fair Trade is an international system of doing business based on dialogue, transparency and respect. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions for producers and workers in developing countries. Behind the principles and goals of Fair Trade is a rigorous international system of monitoring, auditing and certification.” (from

"Recent concerns about health and the growing consumer demand for organic products have lead to more and more industries finding organic alternatives, and the coffee industry is no different. For a coffee to be certified organic, it must be grown in a manner that excludes the use of fertilizers, pesticides, hormone treatments, or steroids. Organic farmers instead must rely on superior growing practices, natural fertilizers and alternative methods of pest and disease control."(from