Fair Trade and the World Social Forum

  I have previously written aboutĀ Colombian coffee and the Fairtrade brand. We learnt how ‘Fairtrade’ was a brand name for goods such as coffee, tea and cotton that meet certain criteria such as providing a minimum price for goods and financial opportunities for reinvestment or development of an organisation. Well, today is the first day…

Fairtrade = Good, right?

I know that Fairtrade equals good, but i’m not sure that I totally understand why it is good or what it is really setting out to do. So I am going to write a couple of blogs delving into the real meaning of fair trade and the impact that it is having on development. As…

A fair price for Coffee?

I love the Australian cafe culture. Good tasting coffee served in an ambient environment with the clunk of cups and warm chatter in the background. One of our main suppliers of coffee beans is Colombia, however, their farmers were on strike in JuneĀ over the price of coffee. We all enjoy a good cup of coffee…