Specialty coffee slingers of Boston are coming together this spring for a second round of Disloyal Boston, a shared disloyalty card program. The card is based on customer loyalty cards used by businesses to reward repeat customers.
Our blog takes you behind the scenes of Equal Exchange and connects you to our network of farmer partners, customers, and allies around the world. We hope you'll use this space to stay informed and get involved in some big conversations. Also check out Small Farmers Big Change for a more in-depth look at issues faced by our farmer partners and the Fair Trade industry.
April 2, 2013Equal Exchange
April 2, 2013Ashley Symons
Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Yes, flowers are lovely, but if you're looking for something a little more unique, we've got some fairly traded gifts that will be a hit with Mom and also support women farmers and artisans around the world. Here are some of my favorite choices for Mom.
April 1, 2013Kelsie Evans
The Chocolate Team has been busy tasting new chocolates to bring you the next delicious flavor! So what goes into this process, besides tasting a lot of chocolate?
April 1, 2013Tom Hanlon-Wilde
This July, exactly 10 years after taking a group of food co-op and natural foods store customers to visit with coffee farmers in the village of Coyona in Peru, our same group will return to to see first-hand the impact of Fair Trade.
March 29, 2013Cindy Mowry
We are super excited to have the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) host its annual event in our backyard at the Boston Convention Center April 11-14, 2013. Many of us at Equal Exchange will be attending SCAA-related events throughout the week, and we’ll also be hosting a few events of our own.
March 14, 2013Equal Exchange
From the Center for Food Safety: Senator Mikulski (D-MD) has introduced an outrageous rider giving a blank check to Monsanto and other corporations to plant illegal genetically engineered crops and it could be voted on tomorrow! This dangerous rider was not included in the House-passed CR, and we are extremely disappointed to see that Senator Mikulski has included it in the Senate version. Thanks to our pressure Senator Tester has introduced an amendment (#74), co-sponsored by Senators Boxer, Gillibrand, and Leahy, to strike the rider from the Continuing Resolution.
March 11, 2013Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is honored to be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Yes! Magazine. The entire issue features stories about how co-operatives present a proven alternative to the conventional economy.
March 6, 2013Jessica Jones-Hughes
March is Equal Exchange Bananas Month! We are proud to be able to share our successes and challenges with you during March. Here are a few accomplishments.
February 20, 2013Jessica Jones-Hughes
At Equal Exchange, we are thrilled to open up a new supply chain: organic cashews grown by small-scale farmers in El Salvador. Delicious, sustainably grown, revolutionary for the nut trade - and they’re a healthy snack. What more could you ask for in a product?
February 20, 2013Beth Ann Caspersen
March is Women's History Month - and we're celebrating our strong network of women worldwide. Here are a few upcoming events in the Boston and Portland areas.