Students for Justice & Peace

Incite hope. Resist violence. Provoke peace.

Peace Coffee at UST

SJP brought Peace Coffee and other Fair Trade coffee to campus in 2014.

Fair Trade at UST

In 2014, Students for Justice & Peace worked to bring Fair Trade coffee to the St. Thomas campus, in line with their mission of promoting fair treatment of workers in a sustainable way. St. Thomas had previously served Starbucks coffee in its dining halls, but switched to Peace Coffee and Alakef Coffee brands in February of 2014.

Fair Trade is a designation that products and companies earn to let consumers know that a product is ethically sourced and sustainably produced. It focuses on helping poor workers in developing countries. The Fair Trade business model includes:

SJP had brought Fair Trade coffee to campus in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but dining services soon switched back to non-Fair Trade brands. We hope that this time, St. Thomas will make a lasting commitment to serving ethically sourced coffee and other products. We are also currently working to bring other Fair Trade products to St. Thomas; for example, Fair Trade-certified t-shirts in the TommieShop.