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Guest Post: Fair Trade Sunday with Carolyn Boone

12 November

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every year, they rank among Equal Exchange’s top customers! What’s their secret? We thought we’d give Carolyn the change to…

Worker Cooperatives and Democracy: A Long, Proud History

21 September

It was the early 2000s at Equal Exchange when it became clear that the company was growing fast. We had many opportunities — like looking into building our own cafes, expanding the markets of our fair trade producer partners, and getting more advanced in the coffee products we were offering…

Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

17 September

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea: Food Justice It happened at a planning session for our church mission program. We had recently established a food justice program and wanted to expand…

What to Say in A Church Bulletin

23 August

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall is the perfect time for a reminder! But what to write? Maybe an example will help! Here’s a bulletin insert shared by Peter…

Mix up a Chilly Chili Mocha

07 August

  0 from 0 votes Print Chilly Chili Mocha How are you keeping cool and caffeinated this summer? We’ve worked up this simple recipe for a Chilly Chili Mocha. Or is it the other way around? No matter — this iced coffee beverage is sweet yet refreshing, with just a…

Try a Cold Brew Lime Daiquiri tonight

03 August

  0 from 0 votes Print Cold Brew Lime Daiquiri A coffee cocktail? Why not! This Cold Brew Lime Daiquiri is for the adults in the room. The berry and chocolate notes of the African coffees we recommend for the recipe pair beautifully with tart lime juice. This cold brew…

Sweet Tea Perfection

18 June

Sweet Tea is the summer drink of choice across the American South. As the days heat up, it’s time to get your tea game on-point! EE Sales-Rep LeeAnn Harrington is a professionally trained chef. In Texas, where she hails from, folks sip their iced tea without sugar…

Father’s Day Thoughts and Coffee Ideas

30 May

above: Gary Goodman with his father. This Father’s Day, share some time — and a special cup! Is your dad a coffee lover, a brewing geek, or the kind of guy who takes his daily dose of caffeine like medicine? No matter what his blend, you can help…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

    Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And…

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

02 February

Add dry ingredients to chocolate batter and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Make balls out of the dough and place on a baking sheet…

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

01 February

Ingredients 1 cup half-n-half 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa 1/2 cup sugar + 3 Tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup creamy peanut butter Directions Whisk together the half-n-half, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat…