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Kate Chess

Podcast Episode 5: Total Eclipse of the Heart

19 March

It’s time for The Stories Behind Our Food. We’ve just released a brand-new episode of our interview-style podcast, and hope you’ll give it a listen. You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android.) Apple Podcasts (Apple devices only.) Google…

Podcast Episode 4: Farmers Sharing Knowledge for Better Chocolate — and Better Outcomes

26 February

Hey, it’s another episode of The Stories Behind Our Food, live and ready for you to listen! Here it is! You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android.) Apple Podcasts (Apple devices only.) Google Podcasts (Android devices only.) Spotify or wherever you enjoy online audio…

Natural Process Coffee

01 February

Have you ever tried natural process coffee? If you have, you probably noticed a difference! Known as “naturals” in the specialty coffee industry, these coffees impart a heavy, expansive mouthfeel and flavor notes that are fruity and complex. Equal Exchange now offers natural process coffee — and fans of this…

Super-Savory Snack Mix

26 January

Party animals won’t be able to stop reaching for this snack on game day — it’s tangy, salty and a little spicy!   5 from 1 vote Print Super-Savory Snack Mix A twist on an old favorite, using fair trade cashews and almonds, this mix pairs well…

Hot Chocolate Bar With Toppings!

09 January

Winter days and bad weather mean … hot chocolate season! Share a steaming cup of cocoa with friends, dressed up with custom toppings. Line up your favorite fixings and gather a group for a DIY hot chocolate bar. This is a fun, hands-on activity —  and an effective way…

A Holiday Party Around the World

17 December

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice draws near, people all over are gathering close to share food, burn candles, and celebrate. Equal Exchange works with producer groups on four continents — and our coworkers here in the U.S. hail from many different…

Podcast Episode 3: Conflict, Coffee Farmers, and the Nobel Peace Prize

11 December

The Stories Behind Our Food has a new episode! Here it is.     You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android.) Apple Podcasts (Apple devices only.) Google Podcasts (Android devices only.) Spotify or wherever you enjoy online audio! Did you like this episode? Don’t…

Warm Up with Maple Almond Squash Risotto!

28 November

This risotto, cooked with white wine and chunks of butternut squash, makes for a quick, comforting dinner on chilly days, or a classy side dish that will impress your friends. The sweet and salty maple almond topping provides the perfect crunch. Looking for a new Thanksgiving recipe? You may have…

Podcast Episode 2: Why Does Good Food Sell Out?

27 November

Here’s the second episode of our storytelling podcast, The Stories Behind Our Food! You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android.) Apple Podcasts (Apple devices only.) Google Podcasts (Android devices only.) Spotify or wherever you enjoy online audio! Did you like this episode? Subscribe to…

Podcast Episode 1: Back to the Food Co-op

22 October

We’re excited to announce that Equal Exchange has a new storytelling podcast, The Stories Behind Our Food! Here’s the first episode. You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android.) Apple Podcasts (Apple devices only.) Google Podcasts (Android devices only.) Spotify or wherever you…

Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

15 October

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d’Ivôire produce most of the world’s cacao. Starting a few years ago, labor abuses in West Africa began to get international attention. You…

USAID Grants and the Democracy of Information

08 October

We recently interviewed Cristina Liberati, who administers grants that support farmer cooperatives in Latin America as they improve their quality, productivity, and financial stability. Because of this project, small-scale cacao producers in rural areas can taste samples of the product they grow and assess its quality. This democratization of…