Artisan Organization: Dean's Beans
Country: East Timor
Dean’s Beans Fair Trade model has been simple and radical since they began in 1993: create direct relationships with indigenous farming communities in Asia, Africa and the Americas based on fair trade principles and co-create people-centered development projects with the coffee farmers. Dean’s Beans ultimate goal is that all development projects are managed and operated by the coffee farmers and their communities with support from their company. Dean’s Beans believe in change, not charity.