Dark and delicious with full body and a smooth finish
- Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
- A product of Equal Exchange
Farmers As Equals
"Equal Exchange is much more to us than just a buyer of our coffee. We see you as a partner who treats farmers as equals. You share our commitment to growers and to the land, and are helping us create a better future."
Pedro Haslam, General Manager CECOCAFEN Cooperative, Nicaragua
Equal Exchange, a worker-owned fair trade company, has been offering gourmet, sustainably grown coffees since 1986. Because of our close relationships with farmers, we get their best beans. We then roast our coffees in small batches to bring out their best characteristics. But our commitment to quality extends beyond the beans to include the quality of life of the farmers with whom we work, their communities and the environment. We hope you will enjoy this coffee brought to you with pride by Equal Exchange and our small farmer partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
- To pay a fair price to the farmer
- To trade directly with democratic cooperatives
- To offer pre-harvest credit to aid farmers throughout their growing season
- To develop long-term trade partnerships
- To support sustainable and shad grown farming practices
- We are committed to these principles on 100% of our coffees and teas.
Fair Trade at Work
Much of the world's coffee is grown by small farmers, purchases at negligible prices by middlemen, and then bought and sold on a commodities market thousands of miles away. Equal Exchange provides an alternative by working directly with small farmer cooperatives, helping to build pride, independence and community empowerment. With the added income and stability provided by this relationship, farmers can make improvements in their own lives. Women's leadership training in Nicaragua, community stores in Colombia, health clinics in Mexico, small business development in Tanzania - these are some of the most vivid examples of the benefits of fair trade.
Contact us for more information on fair trade and our range of gourmet coffees and organic teas.
For the Perfect Cup of Coffee
- Grind your coffee according to your brewing method: course for French presses & percolators, medium for automatic drip brewers and fine for espresso machines.
- As a general rule, use 2 tablespoons of coffee to 6 ounces of filtered water. The most important thing is to brew the coffee the way you like it.
- To preserve freshness, store your coffee in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. It is not necessary to refrigerate or freeze coffee.