Although the term “fair trade” has been in use for over 75 years, it is not linked to one specific group or organization. Conceptually, fair trade is a global movement that includes producers, consumers, various nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses; it is a system designed to build a more equitable trading model for a range of products, including coffee. In 1973,
Ted Stachura - Reviews by Kim Westerman
About the Author: Ted Stachura - Reviews by Kim Westerman
Ted Stachura has been involved in the coffee industry for more than 25 years. For the past 12 years, he has served as Director of Coffee at Equator Coffees in San Rafael, California, where he oversees coffee procurement, roasting and quality assurance.
Kim Westerman, widely published food writer and certified wine sommelier, is senior editor and lead reviewer for Coffee Review. Jason Sarley, long-time Coffee Review cupper and certified Q-grader, also contributed to the reviews.