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Philly Fair Trade Cold Brew Bottles Available

May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the weather warms up, we are now selling our 12 oz. bottled cold brew in a pack of 9 bottles. For now, only available for pre-order at Bryn Mawr Farmers Market and Head House Farmers Market.  If you missed our cold brew coffee during the winter, we are back in production. Our cold brew steeps for 20-24 hours and the extraction creates a rich clean flavor with chocolatey undertones. Our cold brew is ready to drink as is, can be poured over ice or you can add milk or sugar to your liking. Case of 9 Cold Brew – $30 Must

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Where to Find Us: May 2020

May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Updated customer list with food and beverage service: Bittersweet Kitchen – Media, PA – delivery and pickup Luna Cafe – Takeout/delivery on weekends only both locations White Horse Café & Creamery – Jenkintown, PA – Ice cream and coffee – takeout only – Check out their daily Corona hours on their website. Batter and Crumbs — South Philly – this vegan bakery is open for limited options curbside pickup including retail bags of Batter and Crumbs blend coffee Café Jeet – South Philly – Take out or delivery only — most delivery apps Fantes – South Philly — The iconic kitchenwares store reopens for curbside pickup. 

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Find Our Coffee at These Farmers Markets

May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bryn Mawr Market Bryn Mawr Farmers Market is operating under special procedures. All orders must be pre-ordered and prepaid and orders will be bagged with your name. Pick up hours are 9 AM – 1 PM Saturdays at the Parking lot next to the Bryn Mawr train station. Philly Fair Trade is partnering with Davidson’s Mushrooms for pickup at the market Reach out to Maureen at davidsonsexoticmushrooms@gmail.com to preorder her wide variety of mushrooms (yum). You can see all of the vendors and pre-order instructions at   FARM TO CITY – BRYN MAWR Pre-order instructions for Philly Fair Trade Coffee All

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Fair Trade Day

May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The second Saturday of May is World Fair Trade Day….. so, yes, that was last Saturday, but we are still celebrating a cause that we believe in, in fact it’s in our name.  Fair Trade certification ensures that farmers at the country of origin are following good environmental practices, pay fair wages and provide good working conditions.  In return, as commodity coffee prices have remained low in recent years, Fair Trade producers receive a floor price for their coffee that helps them maintain these practices.  In 2019, we purchased nearly 70,000 pounds of Fair Trade coffee, supporting farmers that have

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New Year, Next Decade!

January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

2020 is our 10 year anniversary as an official coffee roasting business! In the emerging decade, we will certainly see some changes to the coffee industry as we know it today. Sustainability and certifications are a hot topic. “Raw” and “Natural” coffees are gaining popularity, while the ever fascinating in-home brewing experience continues to evolve. As the younger generation grows their love for coffee, the expectations among trend seekers and potential for new coffee farming areas grows too. China and Vietnam being major new players. At PFTR, we have been on this “new” path since before the business started in

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Give the gift of Fair Trade!

December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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Morning gratitude

November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mindfulness is a practice that can be done in so many ways. It’s not just meditation but an awareness of all things and acceptance in which it exists. Further, a gratitude for those things, whether seemingly beneficial or not, is essential to our growth. But this post isn’t about meditation, rather more the gratitude end of mindfulness. We often, almost always, take our morning cup of coffee for granted. When you eat or drink mindfully, you use all of your senses. When you are drinking your next cup of coffee, pay attention to the sight, sound, smell, feel and taste

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Joe’s trip to DC

October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a busy, challenging two weeks at the roastery, I went to DC for the weekend.  It was busy, arriving Friday Sept. 20th, I dropped my bags off and caught the end of the Global Climate Strike which ended by the Capitol (which in reality is pretty far from the Capitol. For security, you can no longer approach the massive secure marble building); nonetheless we were near there. Legislators could’ve seen over 150,000 people, many young and millions from around the world, I hope someone looked out the window and thought…   We’ve known for decades there’s something wrong with

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The Cost of Coffee Cups

August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a buzz that’s getting louder in the eyes of environmentalists, specifically in the realm of the coffee industry and it’s effect on trash waste. Our human race consumes an insane amount of coffee but isn’t exactly thinking or doing what is needed to curb the output we crate from using disposable cups. In London and Scotland, lobbyists are attempting to put a tax or even ban single use cups. The London Assembly did a study that shows at least eight million tons of plastics are discarded into the world’s oceans – equivalent to the contents of a trash

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Why buy PFTR coffee at our Farm Stand versus at a local Food Market?

August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Everyone has their personal routine for buying groceries and often cost is a factor in where you buy your favorite items. We’ve gotten many inquiries as to why some retailers charge a lesser amount compared to our Farm Market bag prices. The choice is simply up to the retail outlet. We have our MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) and based on what profit margins they have determines what they sell their items at. Something to note, if you shop at Whole Foods, you’ll notice our bags are lower in cost but they are also 12oz bags instead of our standard

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