Posts tagged ‘coffee’
We’re really pleased that we found Kickapoo Coffee last year.
We started with the Organic Colombia, which they describe as “syrupy sweet and aromatic with an effervescent intensity and a core of candied red fruits and dark chocolate”. How do we describe it? “just a GREAT coffee”! It quickly became our best seller, with a steady stream of regulars bringing their cans back for a refill.
After that we added the Organic Guatemala; “Deliciously fragrant and complex with juicy sweet acidity and notes of lemon and berry in the sweet finish”. Another hit.
So this week we tried our third, Organic Peru AA. This roast is described thus; “Impeccable depth and balance with notes of mandarin and toffee, a chocolaty core and a clean, sweet finish. The producer is the Cenfrocafe Cooperative – more of that in a later post.
We just took delivery of some copies of this excellent guide. Here’s what Dr Jones has to say about the guide on his website (www.betterworldshopper.com):
“The only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers available, this book ranks every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys” — turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world. Representing over 15 years of distilled research, data is organized into the most common product categories including coffee, energy bars, computers, gasoline, clothing, banks, cars, water and more.
Also included is a summary of the essential information about particular product categories, profiles of the best and worst companies, practical buying tips and the most useful online resources available. Whether you believe in environmental sustainability, human rights, animal protection, community involvement or social justice, you’ll want this book.
Small enough [4″x6”] to fit in a back pocket or small purse and organized in a shopping-friendly format, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you change the world as you shop! For just 10 bucks, how can you NOT get one?”
the better world shopping guide is available now in our store in downtown Springfield, Missouri or online at www.globalfayre.com.
On scanning through, it’s great to see some of our suppliers mentioned, although in truth most of the producer groups that we buy from are too small to get a mention:
Chocolate – an “A+” goes to Equal Exchange and Divine amongst others, with an “A” going to Shaman.
Coffee – the only “A+” to Thanksgiving Coffee and an “A” to Equal Exchange
Olives and Pickles – the only “A+” goes to Canaan
Nuts – the only “A+” goes to Equal Exchange
Tea – an “A+” for Equal Exchange
It was great to hear NPR run a story on Fair Trade this morning.
The discussion was pretty limited, focusing only on tea, coffee, chocolate and bananas, but every little piece of exposure helps!
You can hear the story here.
We’ve had a steady stream of calls from people outside Springfield asking about Kickapoo Columbian, so we’ve added it to our online store.
May 9th is World Fair Trade Day.
We plan to have a whole day of events at Global Fayre and we’d love to hear from anyone that wants to take part or that has something to suggest.
Here’s what on the agenda already:
Fair Trade food sampling – lots of gourmet food and beverages.
World’s Largest Coffee Break – we’ll be taking part in the world’s larges coffee break….the record currently resides with Finland, can you believe that?!
Drums – lots of them
If you want to get in touch, go to our web site at http://www.globalfayre.com
Thanks for supporting Fair Trade!
We’re continually adding more products to our store. It’s a slow process, but we’re getting there!
Today we’ve added some great coffee selections from Equal Exchange. Check it out!
I got an email today from Paul Katzeff at Thanksgiving Coffee, telling me that they have been featured in a new book by Kevin T Jackson.
In Building Reputational Capital, Kevin T. Jackson offers a practical guide to taking
the high road–the only path that leads to lasting success.
Based on extensive research and real-world experience, Building Reputational Capital reveals basic principles of integrity and fairness with which firms can build an enduring reputation.
The book profiles a range of real-life success stories–from giants like Hewlett-Packard to small firms like Thanksgiving Coffee Company (where we get our Delicious Peace Coffee Fair Trade coffee)
You can read more about the book here.