Who doesn’t love starting the day with a great cup of coffee? But do you really appreciate your morning cuppa and the long journey its travelled to get to you?
Many farmers and farm workers from developing countries are being underpaid to improve profit margins and reduce costs and this is where Fairtrade steps in. Fairtrade’s mission is to improve working and living conditions for farming communities and promote a way of farming that doesn’t harm either people or the environment.
When a product carries the Fairtrade Mark, it means that both producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. So look out for the label and try to purchase these certified products whenever possible. This is a simple choice you can make which I believe makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
Fairtrade is dedicating this week to coffee and chocolate and they are urging you to challenge local businesses and coffee shops to switch to Fair Trade coffee. They’ll also be running fun giveaways over on their facebook page all week long so hop over and get involved!
Yesterday afternoon Fairtrade organised a fantastic coffee tasting at Bean There who roasts their own fair trade coffee. Here are a few photos from the afternoon, do visit Bean There to experience their fabulous coffees…
Support Fairtrade! Look out for the Fairtrade Mark to identify
certified products such as coffee, tea and wine.
Print out these handy printables, thanks to Good Housekeeping…
All photography: Lana Kenney ©