JustUs! Coffee Roasters Co-op

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This profile is one of four stories examining international partnership in community economic development (CED). The profiles have been prepared to showcase several examples of effective models of international collaboration and knowledge exchange that distribute contribution, benefit, and risk amongst all involved. They are examples of ends that were made possible because people were working together.

Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op is one of this country's most successful worker-owned businesses. It is also Canada's first certified Fair Trade coffee roaster, collaborating with producer partners globe-over in the promotion of an international trade system that believes in "people and the planet before profits." (JU)