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2017 Year in Review

16 January

As we begin 2018, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the last year. We’re proud to have spent another year working to build a more equitable trade model and bring small farmer-grown products to more people around the country. We couldn’t…

Fall Fundraising 2017: Photo Gallery

21 December

Congratulations to all of the groups who ran a successful fundraiser this fall! We are excited to share some customer photos from this fundraising season. Thank you to all those who participated and supported small farmers and authentic Fair Trade through your efforts!   Photos submitted by Jessica Swan, the…

Fair Trade and Faith

30 October

Equal Exchange’s interfaith program highlights the connections between faith and Fair Trade in social-justice driven congregations around the country. We asked program participants from faith-based groups to share what drives them to support small-scale farmers and describe how their Fair Trade programs impact their own community…

Interview: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

30 October

In Mexico (where many of our coffee producer partners are located) and other parts of the Americas, many people are celebrating Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead! In honor of this holiday, we talked to former Equal Exchanger Hope Kolly and her mom, Emma…

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes

23 October

Halloween is all about the sweets, and if you’re like us, you’re getting creative in the kitchen this month! If you’re looking for the perfect shareable treat for your costume party or spooky soiree, try some of our favorite recipes below. Each features our…

Holiday Sale Inspiration: Gift Baskets!

18 October

This year, give back to your community and to farmers around the world by offering conscious consumers at your congregation meaningful and unique gift options. Combine your creative talents with recycled baskets and offer one-of-a-kind pre-made gift baskets this year. By offering people a few kinds…

Understanding Olive Oil Terms

07 September

When shopping for olive oil, you might notice a few terms commonly used to describe it: extra virgin, unrefined, cold-pressed, organic — but what do all these words really mean? Here, we’re going to define a few key olive oil terms to help you understand the way your…

Tips for Your Holiday Sale

07 September

Holiday sale season is just around the corner! Holiday sales are a great way to bring Fair Trade gift options to your community, raise money, and share your group’s social justice mission. Start planning your sale today with these tried-and-true ideas from experienced fair traders. Dress…

How to Host a Coffee Tasting

01 September

Tasting coffee is a full sensory experience, from the moment you grind your freshly roasted coffee through to your last sip.  This guide (written by our Coffee Quality Control Manager, Beth Ann Caspersen) will show you how to hold your own coffee tasting to celebrate the hard work of the…

On the Road with the Interfaith Team

17 August

This summer, the Equal Exchange interfaith team traveled around the country to events celebrating our faith-based partnerships. We were excited to meet and talk with so many of our supporters and hear about the work that they are doing in their communities. Meet some of our extended Equal Exchange…

Coffee Roast Levels: What’s the Difference?

07 August

When you’re making coffee, what’s your go-to roast level? Do you prefer the bright, milder flavor of a Guatemala Medium, or the sweet smokiness of Love Buzz? Have you ever wondered what really makes them different? Here we’ll break down the differences between coffee roasts, from…

From the Field: Chiapas, Mexico

07 August

Earlier this summer, Green Coffee Buyer Carly Kadlec traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to visit our farmer partners at Comon Yaj Noptic Cooperative. Here she shares her thoughts on these farmers’ inspiring efforts to preserve local biodiversity: Back in 2013, during my first visit to our partners at Comon Yaj Noptic…