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Quality Coffee Cupping

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 smiling young woman in a baseballcap on a mountainside

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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USAID project growing

USAID Grants and the Democracy of Information

We recently interviewed Cristina Liberati, who administers grants that support farmer cooperatives in Latin America as they improve their quality, productivity, and financial stability. Because…

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Soy-Free Chocolate

Equal Exchange crafts chocolate with only the purest ingredients. Whether you have a soy allergy, a chemical sensitivity, or you’re simply looking to avoid…

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High Quality Tea, from Leaf to Cup

Tea provides a taste of place – the growing region’s soil and elevation, its rainfall, the season. Cultivating it requires hard work and skill. And…

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Quality Coffee Cupping

Our Quality is Top-Notch

At Equal Exchange, our concern for the quality of small-scale producers’ lives is matched only by our attention to the quality of our finished…

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Picking Olives

2017 Year in Review

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…

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Coffee Roast Levels: What’s the Difference?

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…

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Our Journey To PRODECOOP, Nicaragua

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…

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