Tags: fair trade

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    January 21, 2015

    Equal Exchange is proudly supporting the Coffee Quality Institute’s Gender Equity program as a Sustaining Partner. Equal Exchange Coffee Quality Manager Beth Ann Caspersen participated in the second of four international workshops in Palacaguina, Nicaragua, last week. 

    This is the first of two blog posts from Beth Ann about the experience. 

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  • Sara Fiore
    January 15, 2015

    Last year, we accomplished so much together. We’re so proud to have the support of coffee drinkers, chocolate lovers and authentic Fair Trade enthusiasts like you. You make it all possible.

    Last year, our chocolate products used over one million pounds of organic, fairly traded cocoa beans and 500,000 pounds of organic, fairly traded sugar from small-scale farmers.

    And Equal Exchange customers brewed, shared and enjoyed over 5.5 million pounds of coffee from small farmer co-ops.

  • Darya Mattes
    December 30, 2014

    On a rainy Tuesday in late November, just a few weeks after the end of the 2014 olive harvest, I had the opportunity to spend a day with the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC), Equal Exchange’s olive oil partner in Palestine. I’ve visited a Fair Trade coffee co-op and have learned about many others during my four years at Equal Exchange, but on this visit, I was struck by how embedded olive farming and olive oil production are in every aspect of Palestinian culture. Unlike coffee, tea, and cacao, which were imported to many producer countries as commodity crops under colonial regimes, olive oil production is a centuries-long tradition for people in this region.

  • Sara Fiore
    November 22, 2014
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    Need some help picking out gifts for friends, family or coworkers? We’ve got you covered! This year, give them something delicious and unique that supports small farmer co-ops worldwide. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Fair Trade things.

  • Carly Kadlec
    November 18, 2014
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  • Sara Fiore
    October 6, 2014
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    October is Fair Trade Month, and there's a lot to celebrate!

    You already know that Fair Trade is important to farmers, communities and the planet, and that Equal Exchange's partnerships help improve lives and land around the world. How will you showcase your support of better trade this month?

    We have a few ideas to get you inspired and spreading the word about why Fair Trade matters.

  • Sara Fiore
    September 30, 2014

    Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time for candy, trick-or-treating, costumes and more candy. Every year, Americans spend over a billion dollars on millions of pounds of Halloween chocolate — enough for every sweet tooth in the country and then some!

  • Sara Fiore
    September 3, 2014
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    The coffee world is always changing and evolving – that’s part of what makes it so exciting. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about Keurig* coffee makers and K-cup* single serve coffee, and everyone at Equal Exchange has been in on the conversation. We’ve been listening, too, to the concerns and preferences of our customers and doing everything we can to learn about this new corner of the coffee market. After many months of discussion and development, we have an exciting announcement: Equal Exchange is now offering three of our most popular blends in single serve cups for your Keurig. We’re proud to be able to offer you a single serve cup that’s truly different: environmentally friendly, good for farmers and absolutely delicious.

  • Carly Kadlec
    July 30, 2014
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    The Cooperation in Productivity event was the first time Equal Exchange has organized a peer-led, on-farm learning experience between farmer organizations. It was incredibly exciting, not just because it was the first event of its kind for us, but because of all the farmer-driven content.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    July 22, 2014
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    Many thanks to Chuck Bordman for this creative 48-second video about the corporatization of Fair Trade and the work of committed brands to support small farmers and Authentic Fair Trade in this context.

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