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Kate Chess

#eeoutdoors: Enter to win fairly traded prizes!

06 July

Take us outside with you! Post a picture of yourself in the Great Outdoors with your favorite Equal Exchange beverage or snack and tag it #eeoutdoors — you could win one of four prize packs worth $50 each! We think a strong connection to nature is healthy! That’s why…

Great Outdoors

06 July

At Equal Exchange, we work hard to bring you organic, sustainable and fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate. What do we do when we’re not doing that? Let us show you! EE worker-owners from every region of the US sent in pictures of ourselves, our friends and…

Crispy Chicken with Almonds — Easy and GF

13 June

Fairly traded and Organic almonds give this crispy chicken dish extra texture and a mildly sweet, nutty flavor, complimented by black pepper and paprika. Our Almond Crunch Chicken recipe is just as easy to make gluten-free. Grill it or bake in the oven for a crowd-pleasing summer recipe…

BBQ Spice Rub for Coffee Lovers

12 June

Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning as much as we do? Do you love red meat? Then you’ll flip for our BBQ Spice Rub recipe. The addition of fresh ground coffee brings out the kick. Rub it on whatever you plan to grill…

What’s It Like to Grow Coffee?

29 May

HANDS IN THE DIRT In early spring, gardeners in the USA welcome warmer weather by pouring over our seed catalogs, readying the soil in our plots, and starting plants indoors. By June, we’ve moved those seedlings outside. We’re beginning the rounds of weeding and watering that will…

On May Day, Help Change the Food System

27 April

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one of the largest worker-owned co-operatives in the U.S., and May 1st is our birthday. There’s no one we’d rather celebrate…

Food for Thought: Hot Chocolate in Art

20 April

THE ART OF LUXURY Do you love fine chocolate and cocoa? You’re in good company. Many powerful and discerning people — from Aztecs conquerors in the New World to the Holy Roman Emperor of the Old — were all about it! Men and women have enjoyed this marvelous substance…

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…

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…

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…