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The Best Fair Trade Coffee in Toronto

The best Fair Trade coffee in Toronto will let you indulge in a rich, satisfying and ethically sourced cup of joe. Many of these roasters and cafes let you sit and unwind with freshly baked pastries. Some even offer their single origin beans as well as their blends at various eateries across the city.

Here's where to find the best Fair Trade coffee in Toronto.



Birds and Beans
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Birds and Beans

As its name suggests, the Etobicoke-based Birds and Beans roasts only bird-friendly and organic beans that are also either certified Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance. Sip a cup of coffee at the on-site cafe or grab a bag of beans to go.

Propeller Coffee
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Propeller Coffee

Propeller Coffee roasts its beans at its facilities in the Junction Triangle. You can also find local cafes and restaurants brewing and selling Propeller, including at places like Crema Coffee, Glory Hole Donuts and Kanga Pies.


Merchants of Green Coffee
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Merchants of Green Coffee

This cafe and roastery on Matilda Street has been brewing up fresh, Fair Trade coffee for more than 20 years. Best of all, its signature blend, Cafe Solar, is processed using renewable energy sources, so you can go green even if you take your coffee black.


Full of Beans
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Full of Beans

This cafe in Dundas West roasts multiple coffee blends daily so you can always be sure you're drinking a fresh cup of joe. And to go alongside your coffee, expect to find made-in-house soups, sandwiches as well as other sweet and savoury treats.


Fair Grounds
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Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds, as its name suggests, serves on Fair Trade coffee at its Long Branch-area cafe and roastery. It buys its organic beans straight from independent farmers and producers. Head here for an ethically sourced cup of coffee and some made-in-house pastries too.

Moonbean Cafe
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Moonbean Cafe

This sunny cafe at the edge of Kensington Market is a neighbourhood staple. You know the coffee's fresh thanks to the roaster that sits right by the front door. There's plenty of seating both inside and out as well as a large selection of baked goods and other yummy treats.



Reunion Island
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Reunion Island

Its tiles might be Instagram famous, but Reunion Island offers more than just cute flooring. It also sells a selection of Fair Trade and organic coffee at its Roncy-area cafe, which focuses on using sustainable practices to brew up high-quality cups of coffee and other espresso-based beverages.

Sam James (Trinity Bellwoods)
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Sam James (Trinity Bellwoods)

Cut Coffee (Sam James' brand) often sources Fair Trade-certified beans for its single origin roasts and also works with independent farmers who don't have this pricey designation. You can find Cut Coffee at any Sam James Coffee Bar as well as at places like Kupfert & Kim and Neon.


Dark City Coffee
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Dark City Coffee

Dark City roasts its coffee to order and will even deliver it to you (for a very small fee). This roastery, which has been in business since 1987, offers lots of variety, including organic, Fair Trade and shade grown beans that you can transform into your perfect cup of coffee. Get yourself caffeinated now.

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