About Us

We’re proud that some 20 plus years after we first fired up our coffee roaster we’ve held true to our founding principles and look forward to continuing our journey and sharing our story for years to come. By the way, we originally called ourselves Just Us! because we were just a small group of friends who had very little in the way of business experience or resources, but really believed we could do our bit for social "justice". To us, Fair Trade is about more than just price. It’s about social justice and improving the lives of workers from farms to the roasters, restaurants and cafés.

Message from Founder of Fair Trade

Message from Founder of Fair Trade

Country: Mexico | Posted on: Oct. 17, 2017

Direct message from Francisco Van der Hoff, founder of fair trade, regarding the ongoing struggles in Mexico following the earthquake and the need for help.

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Acadia University becomes a Fair Trade campus

Acadia University becomes a Fair Trade campus

| Posted on: Sep. 26, 2017

WOLFVILLE, NS – Acadia University became the 27th Fair Trade campus in Canada on Sept. 25 and now it has its own blend of coffee. ©Wendy Elliott The Register/Advertiser

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Immediate and Urgent Request for Help

Immediate and Urgent Request for Help

Country: Mexico | Posted on: Sep. 13, 2017

Photo: President Enrique Peña Nieto inspecting damage to a home in Juchitán, Oaxaca

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Smiling Goat Purchases Just Us! HRM Coffeehouses

Smiling Goat Purchases Just Us! HRM Coffeehouses

| Posted on: Aug. 31, 2017

Just Us! is pleased to announce the sale of the Spring Garden Road Coffee and Tea House, in Halifax and the King’s Wharf Coffee and Tea House, in Dartmouth, to the Smiling Goat effective September 1, 2017. In yet another gesture of partnership, Smiling Goat will continue to offer the same products with the help of the same customer-focused baristas at the Spring Garden location. All our valued Just Us! customers will continue to enjoy the same high-quality products when visiting.

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SCA Expo 2017

SCA Expo 2017

Country: USA | Posted on: Aug. 02, 2017

The Specialty Coffee Association Global Expo is an annual event held in various cities throughout the USA. It brings everything coffee into one convention centre and attracts tens of thousands of coffee producers and professionals, government officials, coffee nerds, NGOs, and coffee innovators to one location.

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