City Hall considers switch to fair trade coffee
Ethical beans are on the agenda at City Hall next week.
A government management committee will review a recommendation from staffers next Monday that says only fair trade coffee, tea, and sugar should be dispensed at city operations.
Most of what the city already buys gets served up at Toronto's homeless shelters and long-term care homes.
Councillor Mike Layton proposed the idea.
He says it supports good jobs for workers and does not believe the potential move will cost ratepayers more money.
The current city budget sets aside $300,000 to buy coffee, tea, and sugar.