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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…

Mix up a Chilly Chili Mocha

07 August

  0 from 0 votes Print Chilly Chili Mocha How are you keeping cool and caffeinated this summer? We’ve worked up this simple recipe for a Chilly Chili Mocha. Or is it the other way around? No matter — this iced coffee beverage is sweet yet refreshing, with just a…

Abel Fernandez at St. Mary of the Angels

19 July

For over ten years, the Catholic parish of St. Mary of the Angels in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, has been a constant and significant supporter of Equal Exchange and the farmers we represent. St. Mary’s serves Equal Exchange coffee at fellowship after Mass and re-sells thousands…

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…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

    Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And…

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…

We Love Our Co-op Partners

06 February

We’re pretty sure that chocolate made under fair conditions tastes the best! That’s why we only buy cacao and sugar from democratically-organized farmer collectives whose members have a say in business decisions. A new tool — Co-op Profiles — now makes it easier than ever…

Host A Cocoa Tasting In Your Community

04 January

This winter, warm up with a cocoa tasting event! Hot chocolate is the quintessential cold weather treat – so a chilly winter day is a great time to introduce all three of Equal Exchange’s organic, fairly traded cocoa mixes to your community. Here are our suggestions for a festive and…

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. Shop Fair Trade Cocoa &gt…