Introducing Organic Nicaraguan Summer Solstice

06 June

Changing norms and power dynamics takes time — and regular tending. The members and leaders of PRODECOOP in Nicaragua demonstrate this in the work they do to promote gender equity in their co-op. In recognition of the story of their successes and efforts, we’re proud to offer a…

How to Store Coffee the Right Way

24 May

A lot of effort goes into growing, shipping, roasting and packaging coffee to ensure a great-tasting cup. However, the benefits of those efforts can be lost at the very end of the line: in your own home! The way you store coffee has a profound impact on its taste…

Our Favorite Summer Recipes

22 May

When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s time for backyard cookouts, sipping cold drinks, and frosty desserts. Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes, each featuring organic, fairly traded ingredients! Cold Brew Coffee Ingredients: Your favorite Equal Exchange coffee! Try Organic Cold…

Reflections on Fair Trade and Immigration

14 April

How do your fellow parishioners react when you propose fairly traded coffee for sale or fellowship hour? Do you get a yawn, or a pat on the back, but not much support? Do you quote Matthew 25, Luke 10 or Laudato Si’ to no avail? In his book on church…

Ground Coffee vs Whole Bean Coffee: Which Is Right For You?

10 April

When deciding between ground coffee and whole bean coffee, it comes down to a question of convenience vs. the opportunity for better quality. We’ll break down the details below with some questions you can ask yourself to determine which one is right for you. Shop Coffee >&gt…

Bring Fair Trade to Your Farmer’s Market

23 March

Are you looking for a new way to connect your community with the mission of Equal Exchange? Take your table sale outside and try selling fairly traded and organic products at your local farmer’s market! It’s easy to get started and a great way to connect with new…

Co-op Spotlight: Fortaleza del Valle

23 March

We’re proud to work with Fortaleza del Valle, a 935-member cacao co-op in Calceta, Manabí, Ecuador. We use their distinctive and delicious cacao in our Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate and our Organic Extreme Dark Chocolate! Read on to find out more about the co-op, our…

8 Common Coffee Brewing Mistakes (And How to Fix Them!)

20 March

If you’re like most coffee drinkers, you brew coffee at home at least some of the time. But are you making any of these 8 common coffee brewing mistakes? Let our Coffee Quality Control Tech, Hillary, walk you through our top brewing tips — so you get a great…

Love Buzz Starts Here: Reflections on a Trip to Nicaragua

15 March

In January, fellow Equal Exchange co-owner Laurie Foote and I were on a plane bound for Nicaragua. We were part of an Equal Exchange/Presbyterian Hunger Program Delegation, a special immersion experience focused on Fair Trade and the journey of coffee, starting at its origin. Once in Nicaragua, we…