Giving season is upon us and while opening presents is fun, it's not always sustainable or ethical in nature. That's where we come in. Sure, the gift of coffee and hot cocoa will please almost any receiver. But if you think deeper about which coffee to buy, why not pick Fair Trade?! Our coffees and hot cocoa mixes are certified Fair Trade, and most are certified Organic.
Fair Trade isn't just about coffee. It's about clothing, jewelry, home goods, toys and games, and so much more. Whenever possible, consider supporting businesses like My Fair Trade Lady in Haddon Heights, NJ or Ten Thousand Villages or online at so many different sites. The sometimes higher price you might pay will be directly supporting an artisan or farmer in a third world country with the same needs as we all have for our own life and our families.
Below are some videos that will explain or further encourage the notion of Fair Trade purchases. The first video features our co-owner/head roaster, Joe Cesa, discussing his motivation in owning Philly's first Fair Trade Coffeehouse back in 2006.
Happy watching and Happy Holidays to all and to all a full cup!