Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op Nova Scotia

//Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op Nova Scotia

Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op Nova Scotia

JustUs! is Canada’s first fair trade and organic coffee roaster founded in 1995.  Its work has always been focused on social and environmental justice using coffee as a vehicle for change. Organic agriculture, as practiced by small producer farm co-ops in the Global South, is vital to the well-being and health of people and the planet.  As a worker co-op, Just Us! returns a portion of its profit to non-member workers, worker-members and producer-partners.

Just Us! is a key employer in rural Nova Scotia (the Annapolis Valley) and knows that when small businesses thrive the whole community benefits. That’s why it created a Partner Program to support businesses considering succession planning using the co-op model or start-ups wanting to open a cafe. Why re-invent the wheel when JustUs! has a wealth of resources, contacts and ideas to share?

Have a listen as General Manager Joey Pittoello discusses the history of this co-op, its growth over the last 26 years, and where to from here?














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About the Author:

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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