Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

From Fair World Project, Fall 2013 By Chris Treter and Matt Earley Fair trade falls short when the relationships along the chain are reduced to simple “trading partnerships.” Trade is the vehicle for the relationship, but the road it travels…

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Cold Brew

Cold Brew

In the U.S., we drink more than 300 million cups of coffee every day. But it’s July & we can beat the heat. Cold-brewed coffee is becoming more & more common in Madison’s coffee scene. There are trade-offs. Cold-brewed coffee…

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Day 1: Back to the Base

The bipolar nature of leaving on this journey is dulled by the sterility of the airport. Not that this airport is any worse or better than any other. Looking around me I see the same mussed-up hair and red eyes…

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DAY 5: OUT AMONG THE VOLCANOES WITH CCDA

After taking a lancha across the insanely picturesque Lake Atitlan we arrived on the shores of Santiago Atitlan. Unlike Panajachel, Santiago is a fairly large indigenous town that– except for the shoreline which is full of trinket vendors and scattered…

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DAY 4: FROM CRUSTY GRINGOTENANGO

After a 10 hour van ride we reached the gritty little tourist town of Panahachel, Guatemala. Pana, affectionately known as ¨Gringotenango¨, was a welcome site after a day of riding with my knees hugged up against my chest trying to sleep…

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