World shakers – Women driving Fairtrade

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Female Fairtrade farmers

They’re often unpaid, unseen and underestimated, but women make up an incredible 70% of the workforce in agricultural communities (according to fao.org). WIthout them, many farms would not survive.

When it comes to Fairtrade organisations, over one quarter of producers and 47% of the workers are women. But most often, women don’t get a share in the profits or a say in how they’re spent.

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5 tips for making the perfect coffee at home

Don’t you love watching those amazing baristas grind, stamp and froth their way to a flawless cup of coffee in no time at all? While it looks easy enough, home coffee machines work a little differently. But if you get the basic techniques right, you can turn into a barista yourself, making incredible coffee for your household in the comfort of your own kitchen. Let us show you how…

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2-Ingredient iced coffee recipe

If you’re looking for a different (and delicious) way to enjoy your coffee, boy do we have the recipe for you! It’s so easy. All it takes it a little, tiny bit of prep and you’re done. Forget the traditional ice coffees because this one is the real deal made with real coffee, not that horrible instant stuff or coffee flavouring. And the best bit is, it only has two ingredients. Here it is…

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10 Ways to make your office green

There are so many great reasons to transform your office into a green machine. But if you’re afraid that it’s going to make you a hippy tree-hugger, be brave and keep reading! Green offices are often happier places to work. They will save you money, keep your staff healthy and give you a warm glow because you’re helping the world. And it’s so easy, so why not go green?

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How climate change is killing coffee

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Whether you’re a climate change skeptic, a true believer or someone in between, the fact is that the good old fashioned coffee plant is struggling. While we can’t yet see the direct impact of global warming in our everyday lives, many experts claim that it won’t be long until our cups are no longer overflowing with coffee.

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10 ways to use coffee in your beauty routine

Most women (and some men) spend a large percentage of their hard earned cash on beauty products. And while it’s great to look after your skin and hair, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. More and more people are discovering that natural products can actually get the job done better and cheaper than those shiny, super-duper-looking products!

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