Haiku Challenge: Read the Winners

16 April

Happy National Poetry Month! And thanks to everyone who entered our recent social media Coffee Haiku Challenge. We savored all your responses, each and every delicious haiku! But since we promised #braggingrights to a select few, we’re reposting our favorites here (in no particular order). Brew a cup…

Are your Values Skipping Coffee Hour?

14 March

You’re part of a social justice-minded congregation. You show you’re on board with Fair Trade values, and people love buying Equal Exchange products from your sales table.  You’re always educating people about the importance of buying coffee that is ethically sourced, accounting for the…

Five Steps to Serving Fairer Coffee

13 March

  Your Coffee Can Be Fair and Delicious!   With Organic Breakfast Blend now priced at $32.40 per case for customers who order wholesale, there’s no reason not to make it your house blend and brew it for every meeting, gathering and event. Start serving today with these…

Walking the Fair Trade Walk at Fellowship

12 March

by Diana Renn of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon   At our church, Fair Trade represents justice and equality.  Every time we make a purchase, we can choose whether the implications of this purchase are equal or just. When I look in a cup of Fair Trade coffee, I…

Our Quality is Top-Notch

06 March

At Equal Exchange, our concern for the quality of small-scale producers’ lives is matched only by our attention to the quality of our finished coffee. From farmers to cuppers, we’re professionals. And every choice we make contributes to the exceptional character of Equal Exchange coffees. We’re proud…

Dye Eggs Naturally — with Coffee!

02 March

    It’s easy to make Easter egg dyes with foods – including our favorite, Fair Trade organic coffee! These dyes are non-toxic and use ingredients you probably already have at home. This year, we decorated our natural eggs using a wax-resistance method and then colored them sky…

Raise a Cup to Women!

19 February

International Women’s Day is March 8th. We hope you’ll join us by raising a cup of your favorite brew to women producers, leaders and advocates all over the world! Women in the Supply Chain Coffee farming is hard work, and women face special challenges. A 2015 report issued…

We Love Our Co-op Partners

06 February

We’re pretty sure that chocolate made under fair conditions tastes the best! That’s why we only buy cacao and sugar from democratically-organized farmer collectives whose members have a say in business decisions. A new tool — Co-op Profiles — now makes it easier than ever…

Small Farmer Fund Project Updates

05 February

Did you know that your purchases support projects that help level the playing field for small-scale farmers? Equal Exchange allocates a portion of sales from over 7,000 participating congregations to the relief, development and human rights organizations that make up our Interfaith Partner groups. Here are just a…