Fair Trade

Coffee used for Sunday Coffee Hour and all UCoL functions is Fair Trade coffee, purchased from Level Ground Trading. This Victoria, BC company strives to improve the lives of disadvantaged small-scale farmers around the world through trade. They buy coffee from several coffee cooperatives throughout South America and Africa and pay Fair Trade premiums, which are directed to different projects based on the needs of the farmers: healthcare benefits, school scholarships, agricultural technical training, co-op projects etc.

As users of Fair Trade coffee, UCoL congregants and user groups indirectly support coffee growers and their families and communities, contributing to their wellbeing and improvements of their lives.