Fairtrade Fortnight has arrived and it’s a great time to focus on just why we choose to support the Fairtrade. Does it really make that much of a difference? We would say a resounding YES! Fairtrade is famous for raising standards for communities, but how does it help the environment?
Light roast coffee is all the rage at the moment and for good reason. This light and lovely bean bursts with incredible flavours like berries, citrus with floral notes to boot! (For more info on this bean of goodness, read our post – ‘Introducing Light Roast Coffee’ here).
Our guest blogger today is Sacred Grounds Organic’s Communication and Marketing Manager, Ali Woodward. What comes to mind when you think of coffee? I know for myself, immediately it’s the smell, cafe’s and roasted coffee beans. But this concept is a world away from what coffee means to the producers in PNG.
Most coffee drinkers these days are pretty savvy. They’ve done their research and usually stick to the one brand if they’re happy with the taste (of course!) and where/how the beans have been sourced.
Our passion for everything ‘fairtrade’, at Sacred Grounds Organic, is all about sharing our success with our amazing producers in poorer nations (as well as making some pretty darn fine coffee). They are real people with real stories and it’s our pleasure to share their faces, names and lives with you. And that’s what […]
Here at Sacred Grounds, we know that sourcing products from Fairtrade producers makes a real difference in our world. And we love that! We’ve heard amazing stories from farmers and cooperatives, which is really encouraging but we know it’s also important to to look at numbers. Putting a number out there inspires us (and we […]
Happy Fair Trade Fortnight to you! Yes, it’s that time again where we celebrate this amazing movement that does so much good for millions of people around the world.
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 […]
While Fairtrade has done a brilliant job lifting standards for producers across the globe, it’s not a perfect organisation, yet! But the good thing is that Fairtrade is always looking to improve its criteria so that everyone on the supply chain profits.