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Crop to Cup and Projet Vache

November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

We partner with a Coffee Importer called Crop To Cup. Our purchase and yours are currently directly supporting their current efforts in Projet Vache. The goal of the program is quite simple: increase incomes by improving farm productivity, quality and provide alternative sources of income. This program provides livestock on their farms, how to care for the animals with trained veterinarian education, increase the quality of their compost for their coffee trees and ultimately increase the quality of life for the local community.   This coffee from Burundi in Africa is not certified Organic or Fair Trade. When you read

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We love customer testimonials!

November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is an email to our Owner/Roaster, Joe Cesa. We thought it was so great that we had to share the love with you. (As if you needed more reason to drink our coffee…!) Please note that we do not scrutinize other roasters out there. We personally understand and appreciate that everyone has their own preferences in both roasting and drinking coffee. Peace.   “I recently discovered the business card you gave me. You are very, very good at roasting coffee. No s**t, not blowing smoke. I’ve given up on every other local roaster because when I get a fresh

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Making Materials Matter – Open Forum on Sustainability

October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Materials Matter is an Open Forum on Sustainability in the Arts. As consumers and Makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. NextFab Makers Space and The Resource Exchange, both located in Northern Liberties/Lower Kensington, are partnering to host an open forum event focused on sustainability and reuse in the local creative community. This free-form discussion will bring together a diverse group of experienced individuals and organizations in order to brainstorm ways of creating without creating waste. Philly Fair Trade will be

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Made in Philadelphia Fall Market!

October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Made in Philadelphia Fall Market The Center City District is bringing back the “Made in Philadelphia” Fall Market to Dilworth Plaza starting on October 19th! For three days, local vendors will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and locally made products, including photos, art, accessories, apparel, glassware, wood crafts and more! This year, Fair Trade Philadelphia is sponsoring a booth to showcase local Fair Trade vendors and their products. Assorted apparel, accessories and stationery from Grace’s Guatemala Goodie’s and Pangaea Fair Trade, and PFTR coffee! On Friday, October 19th, students from Mercy Career and Technical High School – a

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Coffee and Mortality Research Study

September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

JAMA Internal Medicine, a UK based medical research association, released information from a 10 year study done on over 500,000 people. The question was if coffee was a determining factor in the mortality rate of the average human. “This large prospective cohort study found inverse associations for coffee drinking with mortality, including among participants drinking 1 up to 8 or more cups per day. No differences were observed in analyses that were stratified by genetic polymorphisms affecting caffeine metabolism. This study provides further evidence that coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet and offers reassurance to coffee drinkers.”  While all

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National Coffee Day and #Justonecup

September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In preparation for National Coffee Day on September 29th, we want to encourage home brewing as an approachable method for consumers to more deeply savor the experience, taste, quality, and story of Fair Trade coffee. There are countless videos and articles delving into the disparity between us with our cup of coffee or latte we have each day and the daily lives of those who cultivate these magic beans. When on your social media between now and September 29th, be sure to hashtag #justonecup and @phillyfairtrade! To watch a video here on how to brew at home with a Chemex!

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Fair Trade Philadelphia Film Shorts

August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Come learn about Fair Trade topics through interesting, informative short films and trailers. These Fair Trade film shorts provide a great overview of how our globalized economy impacts workers throughout the world. You will gain an understanding of challenges producers face and the impact of Fair Trade on their livelihoods. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm Rufus Jones Room, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. Fair Trade popcorn will be served; discussion and conversation facilitated by FTPHL to follow the films. All are welcome! Facebook Event Link —– Films and trailers include: Beyond the Seal The Dark Side of Chocolate Black Gold and more!

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Headhouse Square Farm Market gets National Accolades!

August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Joe Cesa, our co-owner, with his past coffee business and Philly Fair Trade Roasters have been a vendor at Headhouse Square Farmers Market for over 12 years. The Food Trust manages the Market and is so proud to promote its inclusion in the Top 25 Farmers Markets in the US via Parade.com! The Market was noted next to Dupont in DC, KCC in Honolulu, Santa Monica Market in CA, the Boulder CO Market, among others that look like fantastic places to be on a weekend morning. See the web page here.   This is Headhouse Square Market’s first full year

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Delaware River Clean Up

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a day full of ominous clouds and potential for big, quick rainfall. Luckily, we were given mercy by the weather and a gentle breeze sweeping the coastline of the Delaware River, just south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge in Philadelphia. The group was organized by United By Blue, Riverfront North, Philly Water Dept and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. We collected almost 3000 pounds of trash and recycling in 2 hours and were rewarded afterward with ice cream from Little Baby’s. When arriving at the starting point, the Frankford Boat Launch, it was nice to see a well-maintained, flower lined

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A formal Ugandan cupping in DC

July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Joe went to  Washington DC the weekend of June 29. In addition to protesting the recent immigration happenings at the White House, he visited the State Department wearing a tie for a coffee cupping session. Along with others in the coffee industry, he met and listened to the Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Mull Sebujja Ketende. Co-hosts were the Uganda Coffee Development Agency, the East Africa Trade & Investment Hub and the Academy of Coffee Excellence.   There were 16 coffees, mostly Arabica and some Robusto beans. The diversity in flavors were abundant and the difference

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