Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Look for Fairtrade & FLOCERT in Booth #2023 at the Specialty Coffee Association's Global Specialty Coffee Expo and join us for a series of special events.

Washington State Convention Center

800 Convention Place

Attend classes, meet coffee enthusiasts from around the world, and get your 2017 caffeine fix at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo. Fairtrade America will be joined by Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Canada, CLAC, Fairtrade Africa, NAPP, and FLOCERT staff to answer your questions on sustainable sourcing. And be sure to join us for these special events.

A Living Income: Learnings and Challenges

living income

Friday, April 21st, 9-11 am in Room 3A/B

In 2015, Fairtrade commissioned a pilot project to assess household incomes of coffee farmers across seven countries. The study included farmers in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Preliminary results are now available and provide insight into what coffee farmers earn and what can be done to help to improve incomes.

During this session, Fairtrade will present outcomes of the study and join with attendees to identify ways to address the challenges identified in achieving a living income. 

Fairtrade Coffee Cupping


Saturday, April 22nd, 2-3:30 pm in Room 620


Join Fairtrade America and our friends from our producer networks of CLAC, NAPP, and Africa for a Fairtrade Coffee Cupping with our partners from 32Cup. Cup and compare Fairtrade certified coffees from Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia and learn about the farmers behind them. 32Cup will lead the cupping and share what makes each coffee unique. 

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, April 23rd, 1-2 pm in Booth 2023

Join Fairtrade America and our friends from Ben & Jerry's for an end-of-show ice cream social to benefit Food 4 Farmers, a non-profit helping coffee farming families address food security on their terms.

Other Fairtrade Coffee Cuppings

A number of countries are also featuring cuppings of Fairtrade coffees. 


  • 4pm, Friday, April 21
    Booth #504

Costa Rica 

  • Friday, April 21
    10 am-12 pm & 3-5 pm
    Booth #1022
  • Saturday, April 22
    10 am-12 pm & 3-5 pm
    Booth #1022


  • Saturday, April 22 
    Booth #204-308

El Salvador 

  • Saturday, April 22
    11:30 am-12:30 pm
    Booth #2932