Let's talk coffee. Whether you enjoy it boozy, black or brimming with sugar and spices, I hope you buy it fair trade when you can. Did you know that although coffee prices have skyrocketed over the past few years, the growers themselves aren't making much more? Many are barely making enough to survive. It's really important to check your labels for Fair Trade Certification (keep in mind that "Fair Trade" alone is meaningless and it should have that Certified stamp!).
If you do get fair trade coffee, where do you get it? Which brand do you like? I just learned about Hugh Jackman's Laughing Man Coffee. I can thank the current obsession my house has with The Greatest Showman (despite its historical inaccuracies) soundtrack and Youtube for discovering it. It's sold in local stores like Target and Wal-Mart but its proceeds go toward communities who need the support AND it's fair trade grown. I can't wait to try some of this coffee.
Have you tried Laughing Man Coffee? Which fair trade coffees do you like best? Share your thoughts in the chat.
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