is a for-profit Fairtrade
worker-owned, cooperative headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
. Equal Exchange distributes organic
, gourmet coffee
, and chocolate
bars produced by farmer cooperatives
in Latin America
. Founded in 1986
, it is the oldest and largest Fair Trade coffee company in the United States. The highest paid employee of Equal Exchange may not make more than four times what the lowest paid employee receives.
Equal Exchange is currently collaborating with cranberry, pecan, and almond farmers in the United States.