Our Journey To PRODECOOP, Nicaragua

16 March

In January 2015, I had the extraordinary privilege of joining an Equal Exchange/PCUSA delegation to Nicaragua. These delegations connect supporters of Fair Trade, and Equal Exchange employees like me, with the people and places that make our products possible. Traveling to this new country, meeting farmers and seeing the…

Chai-Spiced Hot Cocoa

16 February

Ingredients 2 cups milk of your choice 2 Tbsp Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa 2 Tbsp granulated sugar Dash of cardamom Dash of ground ginger Dash of allspice Dash of ground cloves Dash of cinnamon Directions Add all ingredients to a saucepan and stir consistently over low heat for several…

Our Cocoa Story: Big Change In The Dominican Republic

16 February

From decadent cookies to hot chocolate to the perfect mocha, there are lots of reasons to love our rich and flavorful organic cocoa. But what’s the best thing about our cocoa? It’s the story–about farmer ownership, empowerment and an evolving supply chain. It starts in the Dominican…

School-Wide Fundraising Part 1: Logistics

03 February

This is part three of a series on school fundraising. Read Part 2: Collecting Orders or Part 3: Distributing Orders Running a school-wide fundraiser can be logistically challenging, but if your community is motivated and organized, you’ll see big results! And with an Equal Exchange school fundraiser, your…

Breaking The Crust

28 January

“Breaking the crust” is a term used in coffee cupping to describe the action of using a spoon to release the true aroma and quality of coffee that has been steeping in a glass beneath a layer of frothy grounds. Reflecting back on my experience with an Equal…

Year In Review: 2014

15 January

Last year, we accomplished so much together. We’re so proud to have the support of coffee drinkers, chocolate lovers and authentic Fair Trade enthusiasts like you. You make it all possible. Last year, our chocolate products used over one million pounds of organic, fairly traded cocoa beans and 500…

A Fair Trade Valentine’s Day

05 January

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to show love for your community, the environment and the farmers who grow our food. Here are some of our favorite ideas and activities for celebrating the things you love this February. 1. Try out a few chocolate-based recipes to share with…

A Visit To Our Olive Oil Co-Op

30 December

In late November, of 2014, I spent a day with PARC, Equal Exchange’s olive oil partner. As we drove from PARC’s headquarters in Ramallah to an olive growing community, Mohammad Hmidat, Quality Control Manager for PARC, pointed out a town called Bir Zeit, where centuries ago, Palestinian olive…

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

22 November

Need some help picking out gifts for friends, family or coworkers? We’ve got you covered! This year, give them something delicious and unique that supports small farmer co-ops worldwide. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Fair Trade things: Single Serve Cups Know someone who loves…