Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has come under fire for the company’s stance on the fair coffee festival, which it sponsors with a $2 million donation.
“The Fair Coffee Festival is a symbol of our company’s commitment to fair trade coffee,” the company said in a statement.
“Our commitment to fairness and respect is a core value of our Company.
We believe that fair trade coffees are better for the environment and that our products and practices are good for people.”
The Fair Trade Coffee Festival, also known as Fair Coffee Week, began in 2011 and is a celebration of coffee and the people who work to make it.
The fair is a yearly celebration of the coffee industry, where coffee companies and their employees trade coffee and share tips and techniques.
Starbucks was among several companies that took part in the fair in the past.
The company’s Fair Trade Week event is an annual event that attracts more than 1 million people to the grounds of the Bellagio in San Francisco.
Schultz has faced criticism for not including fair trade in Starbucks’ Fair Trade Fair Cup.
Starbucks’ Cup of Excellence, which was released in 2015, does not include fair trade beans, instead highlighting the benefits of fair trade products.
While Starbucks did not directly address the Fair Coffee Day, it did acknowledge that the cup includes “all coffee grown, roasted, roasted and processed under Fair Trade certification standards.”
Starbucks’ coffee has been known to have higher levels of antioxidants than other coffees.
The company also noted that the Fair Trade Cup has been around for a long time and that the cups were originally created to celebrate the company.
According to a 2016 report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Starbucks’ fair cups were the first to include Fair Trade beans.
The Fair Trade cup includes 100 percent fair trade certified beans, which Starbucks says is an indicator of a fair deal.
A Fair Trade coffee cup has also been used by the Fair Food Stamp program, which has helped food stamp recipients in Oregon, California, Arizona and other states.
Fair Trade coffee is considered an essential ingredient in many of Starbucks’ products, including its famous coffee beans, its Espresso Cups, and its Instant Coffee.