Brock! Here it is:Brock said:
Keith, Fair Trade is the mark of certification by an independent charity, the Fair Trade foundation. Holders of the mark must pass a test that ensures that the farmer is being paid a fair wage for what he is selling. In the case of coffee, last time I checked, the big names (Kenco, Nestle) were paying around £22 for a standard sack of coffee beans; those dealing with the fair trade distributors were being paid around £36 for a comparable size; obviously a fairly large difference. In the beginning, the mark was applied to coffee, tea and cocoa (these are the products that most think about when they use fair trade), but it now also applies to all manner of things, including fruit, flour and stacks of other stuff. Basically, it means that the consumer knows that the product is ethically produced. It's a solid idea, and one that is growing in popularity in the UK. I use Tea Direct tea, and Cafe Direct coffee for the most part, although I also like the blend 'Lazy Sunday' by Taylors of Harrogate, which has an ethical reputation (but isn't fair trade marked).Keith Oates said:Never heard of fairtrade, what's it all about!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks good, I'll try it. Thanks Dayvo!Dayvo said:Brock! Here it is:Brock said:
It is the BEST coffee I have ever had. The Robusta/Arabica one is my favourite to date (I've only tried two types, though).
I would recommend that you tried the sampler pack for a tenner then you can decide which you like.
It comes via Cardiff (almost cutting out all the middle men).
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