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Mennonite Central Committee Coffee Project

Started in 2003, the MCC Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the Mennonite Central Committee to involve more Mennonite communities and individuals in supporting small farmers around the world.

Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade organization that buys directly from small-scale farmer cooperatives, owned and run by the farmers themselves. Because farmers are paid above market prices for their crops, they are able to make investments in community projects, educational programs, and technical trainings. These cooperative organizations also help keep rural communities healthy and strong, and keep local cultures vibrant. Equal Exchange is also committed to supporting sustainable farming methods that help green the earth through reforestation, natural resource conservation and organic practices.

Through the MCC Coffee Project, you get access to Organic, fairly-traded products at discounted wholesale prices, ensuring that more of the money you spend on coffee, tea, chocolate and other products reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow them.


How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

Mennonite Central Committee works with Equal Exchange to bring you high-quality coffee, tea and cocoa products — always paying farmers fairly. You can order over the phone, or by making an account for your church on our web store. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see the wholesale pricing you’re entitled to. There are many ways to share these delicious products at church and in your community.

Serve at Coffee Hour

Serve Coffee

Serve fairly traded coffee after worship services, or
at meetingsat other gatherings and eventsin the church office

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Start a wholesale account and shop now >>

Offer Products for Sale

Selling Products

Give your community access to fairly traded products at
Table sales after servicesChristmas bazaarsFundraisers

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Start a wholesale account and shop now >>

Fundraise

Raise money at church

Raise money for good causes at your church.

Table Sale      Catalog Fundraiser
Delegation in Nicargua

There are other ways to get involved! Start a Buying Club to save money by sharing full cases of coffee, tea and chocolate. Sell Organic and ethically-sourced products at your local Farmer's Market. Or join us on a Delegation to visit coffee farmers.



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Meet Mennonite Central Committee

The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC's priorities are disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peacebuilding. It approaches its mission by addressing poverty, oppression, and injustice, and their systemic causes; accompanying partners and the church in a process of mutual transformation; building bridges across cultural, political and economic divides; and caring for creation. MCC seeks to live and serve nonviolently, peacefully and justly in each relationship, incorporating listening and learning, accountability and mutuality, transparency and integrity.

As part of the MCC Fair Trade Project, the Small Farmer Fund is one way that Equal Exchange and Mennonite congregations work together to support small farmer projects in coffee growing regions around the world. For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and fair foods Mennonites purchase through the project, $0.20 per pound goes to the MCC Small Farmer Fund . That Fund amounted to $2,097.27 in 2017. From Burkina Faso to India, Guatemala to Chad, MCC uses these funds as they partner with organizations and small-scale farmers around the world to ensure a secure food supply for communities and families.

Visit Mennonite Central Committee’s website

Order educational brochures, posters and stickers for your congregation.

Customer Service

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Our customer service team

Not sure how much to order? Need a recommendation? Our friendly Massachusetts-based Customer Service Team is standing by to answer all your questions, Monday through Friday from 9-5 EST.

Call us: 774-776-7366
Email us: communityorders@equalexchange.coop

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Want information about how you can get involved with Equal Exchange and the Mennonite Central Committee Coffee Project? We’ll send you an introductory mailer, and add you to our biweekly newsletter to share farmer stories, updates, and coupons.