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coffee

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Coffee Prices: What Does Transparency Mean?

Buyers, importers, roasters and consumers of specialty coffee are having a big and important conversation right now about coffee prices. Regardless of our role in…

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Bulk Coffee: Make the Bag Bigger!

Want to enjoy a better cup? Consider switching to bulk coffee! Buying beans in bulk and brewing at home can be the smart way to…

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Sustainable Gifts You Can DIY for Coffee Lovers

Have you ever worried about giving gifts that aren’t quite right? No one wants to hand out presents that recipients don’t…

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Vacuum Sealed vs. Nitrogen Flushed Coffee

When you’re shopping for coffee, you will find that it comes in all kinds of different packages, including cans, vacuum packs and bags with…

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Diving Into Roasting, and Pondering the Future with Todd Caspersen

Interview by Jennifer Pruess, Equal Exchange Wrapping up Portland’s Early History, Diving Into Roasting, and Pondering the Future with Todd Caspersen With Todd (Todd…

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How to Make Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is a gift on a hot summer day, cool and delicious. And really, there’s no need to buy it at a…

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Shade-Grown Coffee

Shade-grown coffee is as natural as it comes — the low-to-the-ground plant thrives as part of a healthy ecosystem surrounded by…

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Pineapple Coffee Fizz

This effervescent coffee cocktail matches cold brew with sweet pineapple and gin. Mix it up for endless summer vibes! We like it best with fruity…

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A woman with a coffee scrub on her face rubs her cheeks with her fingertips

Coffee Scrub for Face and Body

Why pay for a fancy scrub when you can make one at home using fair trade ingredients? To make this scrub, we mixed Equal Exchange…

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Decaf Coffee: We Remove Caffeine, Not Flavor

Experimenting with ways to eliminate those too-much-coffee jitters or sleep better at night? You don’t necessarily need to give up coffee. Decaf…

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Connecting Through Coffee: An Interview with Kim Coburn, Equal Exchange’s Green Coffee Buyer

By Kim Coburn and Frankie Pondolph, Equal Exchange During the week of April 10th Equal Exchange coffee team hosted 10-20 coffee & cacao producers…

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A cup of coffee with a cozy sweater, a chocolate bar, some cocoa beans and a houseplant.

Pairing New Chocolate with Coffee

Pairing flavors is an art. Which coffees taste best with Equal Exchange’s newest chocolate bars? We went to an expert to find out…

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A Fundraising Tip with Excellent Taste

Fundraising with fairly traded, organic, and delicious products? Here’s an excellent tip to help you raise more money… let them taste it! As the…

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Woman In Coffee Highlight: Meet Haby

In the lush and isolated highlands of southern Peru, a region known as Incahuasi, meaning “House of the Incas,” one young woman, Habilia Vigoria Oyola…

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Men in Ethiopia hold small paper cups of fair trade organic coffee

Natural Process Coffee

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…

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