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I wouldnt be too worried about whether or not beans are fair trade or not, I too watched the show the other night and what wasnt discussed and has been discussed here many times on different threads, is the amount of overhead costs incurred in the fair trade and how much really gets back to the farmers. I have no idea on the figures but it makes me wonder.
I could be wrong but I dont believe fair trade gives any guarantee of end quality.
I dont purposely buy fair trade, i would sooner buy CS beans as i know that 100% of the money raised goes to the projects. In fact i now dont purchase CS beans as i can source them from a local roaster but still donate fair crack funds, when i roast coffee for friends and family I advise that there is a fair crack fee per KG and i donate this to the fund.
I prefer fair crack as its truely transparent in its opperation.