Ethical Coffee

At FAIR/SQUARE coffee is part of our every day life, we simply couldn’t live without it! Setting this business up, we’ve learned a thing or two about coffee and the farmers who grow and harvest the it. That’s why we have decided to only sell Fairtrade and direct trade coffee.

Whereas Fairtrade coffee is officially certified, many small Canadian coffee roasters opt to get in touch with the coffee farmers directly and establish a relationship. This way they can personally make sure the coffee farmers have good working conditions and receive a fair wage.

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Firebat Coffee

Firebat Coffee is a coffee roaster from Oakville with a unique and meaningful connection to the origin of their coffee. Firebat was founded by Gustavo Castelar and Rodrigo Giammattei, passionate coffee entrepreneurs from El Salvador. Their mission is to bring superb quality coffee to Canada while improving the livelihood of artisan farmers and protecting the land that makes all of this possible. 

All Firebat coffee is sustainably grown and bird-friendly as it comes only from high altitude, shade-grown coffee farms. They produce their coffee in harmony with nature while protecting biodiversity, water resources, bird, and animal habitat. 

125 Million People Worldwide Depend On Coffee For Their Livelyhood

– Fairtrade Canada –

Animated Coffee

Animated Coffee started when its founders Ryan and Tara adopted their rescue dog Yuki in 2010. A Siberian Husky, living in Dubai in need of multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitative care. Yuki was the catalyst that brought Animated Coffee to life, as unique as he is, sadly his story is not, it is one that bridges many species.

With Animated Coffee we wanted to offer people the chance to do good, for all animals. Every time you take a sip of your coffee you have been a voice for those that have none.  When you buy our coffee 25% of the proceeds will be distributed to our animal charity partners across Canada such as Parrot Partners and Sweet Sanctuary.

Ethical bean coffee

Ethical Bean is a proud founding Canadian B Corporation — a global group of organizations redefining success in business beyond the bottom line. They only use 100% certified Fairtrade and organic coffee, which ensures their producers are shielded from the volatilities of the coffee market — and that their beans are grown free from harmful pesticides and other chemicals.

Every area of their operation is built to cut down energy use and impact. Their head office is built to the highest LEED standards, their roaster cuts emissions and energy consumption by 80%, and their partnership with Bullfrog Power allows them to run on green, renewable natural gas and bio diesel.   They were also one of the first companies to introduce 100% compostable single serve pods.