Counter Culture Coffee: Direct Trade Certification
Counter Culture Coffee, based in Durham, North Carolina, created its own Direct Trade Certification.
Coffee enthusiasts are beginning to catch on to direct trade as it promotes a personal connection with coffee farmers, "builds trust and lays the groundwork for long-term, mutually supportive relationships that allow us to work together with growers to improve cup quality." Their certification also encourage ecological sustainability and social responsibility.
Check out Counter Culture's website to see their Direct Trade Transparency Report.