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  • 10 Coffee Facts

    10 Fairtrade Coffee Facts to Kick off the Morning

    22 March 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    How important is a good cup of coffee to you? With the average American drinking 1.85 cups per day, it’s clearly something to consider when you make that trudge from bed to the coffee maker. Here are a few facts while you wait for that coffee to brew.

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    Ok, Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Caffeination!

    6 March 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How your morning coffee can help support female workers globally

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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade

    21 December 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    As the year comes to an end, we round up ten things you might not know about Fairtrade featuring highlights from our latest impact report.

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    Fairtrade Kicks A**!

    30 November 2016 by Kicking Horse Coffee

    Guest blogger Kicking Horse Coffee explains why they won’t use anything but Fairtrade coffee. This year the company celebrates 20 years of selling Fairtrade organic specialty coffee all across North America.

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  • Thanksgiving Coffee

    Thanksgiving Coffee Links Quality of Life, Quality of Coffee

    23 November 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Thanksgiving Coffee is one of the original direct traders, selling coffee built on close relationships with coffee farmers since 1972. The company on the Northern California coast was recently honored as Roast Magazine’s Roaster of the Year for 2017.

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    Unexpectedly Fair: 10 Fairtrade Products that Might Surprise You

    5 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    We all know that coffee and cocoa are the biggest Fairtrade products by a longshot, but check out these other unique Fairtrade products.

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    Bees Partner with Coffee Farmers to Save the Farm

    29 September 2016 by Janice Nadworny, co-director of Food 4 Farmers

    The coffee rust crisis of 2012 -2013 laid bare the precarious situation that hundreds of thousands of Latin American coffee farmers face every day. In some communities, farmers lost as much as 90 percent of their crop. Even today many farmers are struggling to recover. For some, diversification through beekeeping is showing promising results. Today on National Coffee Day, we've invited Food 4 Farmers, an NGO working with coffee farmers, to share their important work.

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  • 5 things you may not know about fairtrade

    5 things people get wrong about Fairtrade

    26 August 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade is growing by leaps and bounds in the US. By now most folks know the concept and have a decent understanding that it’s better than conventional products, but misconceptions abound.

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    Fairtrade farmers take coffee quality to new heights in Guatemala

    15 July 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Fairtrade coffee farmers in Guatemala recently saw their coffee rank among the best in a crowded field of competitors in the Guatemala 2016 Cup of Excellence Competition. 

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    Millennials, we believe in you…

    21 June 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Are millennials ethical shopping hypocrites? New research highlighted by NPR today looked at millennials and how they buy chocolate – or not. While much has been made of their dedication and interest in all things local, organic and fair trade, a study from researchers at Kansas State University claims that when it comes to chocolate, this group looks no further than what’s at hand. But we at Fairtrade believe they’re better than that.

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