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AFSC Coffee Project

Started in 1999, the AFSC Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the American Friends Service Committee to involve more Friends 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 AFSC Coffee Project, you get access to Organic, fairly-traded products at discounted wholesale case 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

The American Friends Service 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. Make sure to select "Friends" from the "Coffee Project" drop down menu during registration — each purchase you make earns credit for AFSC. And you'll save every day when you order by the wholesale case as well as accumulate rewards as part of the program. There are many ways to share these delicious products at church and meetings.

Serve at Coffee Hour

Serve Coffee

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

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Offer Products for Sale

Selling Products

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Table sales after servicesHoliday timesFundraisers

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Fundraise

Raise money at church

Raise money for good causes with good products.

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 the American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

As part of the AFSC Coffee Project, the Small Farmer Fund is one way that Equal Exchange and Friends 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 Friends purchase through the AFSC Coffee Project, $0.20 cents per pound goes to the AFSC Small Farmer Fund. That Fund amounted to $1,064.10 in 2018.

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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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