Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Marketing

Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Marketing

Author: Matt Earley — February 2, 2016 This post was written in response to the following article: http://huff.to/1kNz44l It recently was brought to our attention that an article published on The Huffington Post in 2014 critical of Fair Trade was making…

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We’re Growing Our Farmer Cooperative Network!

We’re Growing Our Farmer Cooperative Network!

Have you heard? We’ve teamed up with this Laos based cooperative for our newest (limited addition) single origin roast! The “Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative” or CPC was created in 2007 with the support of the Laotian government and the French Development Agency…

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Beyond Coffee

Beyond Coffee

Although all of the efforts the women of Las Diosas are showing in their new coffee crops, it brings us to the obvious question – what are these women doing to survive in the meantime as their income recovers? One…

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La Roya & The Road To Recovery

La Roya & The Road To Recovery

I have returned from the first On The Ground Nicaragua Delegation with lots of good news and some troubling news as well. The good work that the women have done cannot be overstated, but as usual there are some significant…

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Nica News

Nica News

We are a little more than a week away from the first Just Coffee/On The Ground trip to Las Diosas and FEM. In tow, we have eleven fantastic people with varied backgrounds — all with one compelling common interest —…

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Back to Chiapas

Back to Chiapas

I arrived in Chiapas, Mexico yesterday– a place that feels like a second home. Since 1997 I have come here almost every year to visit and– since 2000– to work with coffee farmers in the highlands surrounding the beautiful colonial…

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