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UMCOR Coffee Project

Started in 2002, the UMCOR Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the United Methodist Committee on Relief to involve more Methodist communities and individuals in supporting small farmers around the world.

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


How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

UMCOR 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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Create 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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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.



Best of OurResources

Videos

Fair Trade and Community: Watch now >>      Women in the Coffee Supply Chain: Watch now >>      Why Fair Trade Chocolate Matters: Watch now >>

Take a look at our other Educational Resources here >>


Meet the United Methodist Committee on Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church. It is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe, and reaches people in more than 80 countries, providing humanitarian relief in the face of conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR's goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. They believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.

For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Methodists purchase through the UMCOR Coffee Project, 15 cents per pound goes to UMCOR's Small Farmer Fund. That Fund amounted to $10,198.19 in 2017 and is put toward their relief programs worldwide.

Visit UMCOR's website

Order UMCOR Coffee Project brochures, stickers or posters for your congregation.

Customer Service

We're Here to Help!

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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