4 Wisconsin Cafes for Fair Trade Coffee

Coffee shops and cafes across Wisconsin are proud to offer fair trade coffee, which helps international coffee farmers earn better incomes by removing the middleman and directly connecting them with importers. 

Sit back and enjoy a cup of fair trade jo at one of these Wisconsin coffee houses.

Emy J’s Coffee House and CafeStevens Point

Emy J's uses the finest locally produced ingredients to create a fresh and unique menu. In addition to brewing fair trade and organic coffee from regions throughout Central America and Africa, Emy J’s includes locally sourced ingredients on its café menu, and even utilizes solar power to offset its building’s energy usage.

The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with both vegetarian and vegan options. Be sure to finish your meal with a sweet treat – Emy J’s offers smoothies made with real fruit and locally-produced honey, as well as 16 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe ice cream handmade in Madison.

GlasSturgeon Bay

Whether you’re stopping by for business or pleasure, Glas provides a warm, welcoming, and not to mention “green,” environment. The coffee shop is a Travel Green Wisconsin-certified business that was built with energy-efficient products.

Not only does Glas exclusively roast its fair trade coffee, they also serve it in paper cups made out of recycled materials. While sipping on a fresh cup, guests can indulge in breakfast or lunch made with locally-bought eggs, cheese, milk and honey.

The café also encourages its patrons to practice sustainability; visitors who ride their bike to grab a cup receive a 10 percent discount for minimizing your carbon footprint!

The Open Door CoffeehouseMayville

This local coffee shop brews fair trade and organic products from Luna Roastery in De Pere. Guests looking to fill up on more than just coffee can enjoy healthy meal alternatives like fresh quiche and all-natural oatmeal.

The Open Door Coffeehouse not only offers coffee and treats – it’s actually a non-profit organization that uses revenue to provide free community programs, like family night, paint classes, mentorship programs and more. Plus, guests are rewarded with a discount for using their own mug and helping Open Door Coffeehouse in its sustainable efforts.

Fair Trade Coffee HouseMadison

Situated on Madison’s famous State Street, Fair Trade Coffee House uses 100 percent fair trade-certified, organic beans for its coffee and espresso. Looking for a warm alternative to coffee? The café offers a variety of organic teas.

Fair Trade Coffee House also is focused on serving "clean" food with no preservatives or hormones, so visitors can order sandwiches, seasonal soups and pastries made with natural, locally sourced ingredients. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options.

As an added bonus, the coffee house features art exhibits and live music from local artists.  


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