TIP OF THE DAY: Learn About Fair Trade

October is Fair Trade Month. If you don’t know about Fair Trade, it’s important enough to devote a minute to read this. Small family farmers in developing-world countries grow much of the world’s cacao, coffee, tea, fruits and vegetables, cotton, flowers, ingredients for beauty products—more than 3,000 products in all. The vast majority of family…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Coffee Candy

Yesterday’s posts focused on tea. Now coffee gets its turn—in the form of coffee candy. The artisans at How Do You Take Your Coffee?, a confectioner in Reno, Nevada, like their coffee so much that they freshly roast their own beans prior to making four different types of coffee candy. The candies are innovative and…
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PRODUCT: Rishi Organic & Fair Trade Masala Chai

Just mix the concentrate with milk and you’ll be transported to India (photo by Katherine Pollak | THE NIBBLE).   Chai lovers: You can now enjoy this spiced exotic treat in your own home. Rishi, sellers of organic tea, have launched an organic and Fair Trade Masala Chai tea concentrate. Masala chai is made by…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: National Geographic Terra Firma Coffee

In honor of National Fair Trade Month, this week’s Gourmet Giveaway prize is not only socially conscious, but also smooth and satisfying. Six winners will enjoy Brazilian coffees from National Geographic’s Terra Firma coffee brand. All Terra Firma coffees are Fair Trade Certified™, which guarantees fair prices to farm families, environmental stewardship and investment in…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Organic & Fair Trade Coffee

It’s effortless to save the world by drinking organic, Fair Trade coffee. Photo by Ermek | IST. With coffee emporia nearly everywhere you look—cafés and shops that sell beans—you’d think that coffee was a hot growth category. Yet the annual growth rate of conventional coffee between 2000 and 2008 was just 1.5%. Organic coffee imports…
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