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The Java-inspired Fairtrade movement is finally coming back to its roots

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The Java-inspired Fairtrade movement is finally coming back to its roots

Written by Zaza Fetriza Mita, Yani and Yuli, women coffee farmers from Java. Credit: Erica Knecht  For coffee lovers world-wide, the word "Java" is synonymous with coffee. The Indonesian island was also the inspiration for the Fairtrade movement, and yet, the certification program has yet to reach its coffee growers. But that is about to change. Java Mountain Coffee is an indigenous social enterprise seeking to disrupt a 300 year-old coffee supply chain model established by men for men, under Dutch colonial rule. The old model has only delivered inequality to farmers - women and men - the depletion of...

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