The Cafedirect Producers Foundation (CPF) has been changing the lives of farmers all over the world for a few years now, and the secret to its success is a focus on sustainability. While the foundation is a helping hand to farmers, its true value lies in the ability to help share valuable information through its Centres of Excellence.
There’s such a wide variety of products you can buy that are Fairtrade Certified – coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas – most of these are already available, but did you know that you can also buy Fairtrade Certified Silver? There is currently only one silver mine in Peru where miners are paid a fair price for the demanding and dangerous work they do every day, helping to support them and their families. Continue reading Choose Fairtrade Jewellery
If you’re a chocolate lover like me it’s likely you know about Divine. It’s probably the most popular certified Fairtrade chocolate available today. I remember the first time I tried it was in secondary school one Easter, our head teacher gave every student a bar and it was absolutely Divine! Now it’s my chocolate bar of choice because not only is it some of the most delicious chocolate I’ve tried, I also love that it is Fairtrade Labelled. Continue reading Try Some Divine Chocolate
The only thing better than a cup of coffee in the morning is a cup of Fairtradeand organiccoffee in the morning. Cafedirect was the UK’s first and largest 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company and at least a quarter of their products are certified organic by the Soil Association.
Cafedirect works with smallholder farmers and producer groups in 14 countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa and have forged strong relationships with each one. The team at Cafedirect meet with these producer organisations each year, receiving updates about the crops and hearing issues faced by the smallholder farmers. Not only do they pay farmers a Fairtrade premium, they also reinvest at least a third of profits into local communities to help the farmers and their families thrive and gain economic stability.
As well as supporting small farmers in developing countries, Cafedirect ensure their production process is environmentally responsible as possible. As a company that strives to be more sustainable and ensure they have as little negative impact on our planet as possible, they work with their supply chain and key partners to monitor the production process carefully. As such they help farmers develop sustainable farming methods and created the project Reforestation Sierra Piua which shows how farmers can adapt to the effects of climate change and protect their own futures. Check out the video below!
Cafedirect are always looking to develop environmentally friendly packaging that is recycled or recyclable too. You can see how their coffee, tea and hot chocolate is packaged and how it can be disposed of below
What’s your favourite Fairtrade Coffee? Do you drink Cafedirect? Let us know your thoughts below!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s one of those holidays where some of us just aren’t too sure about what to get our significant other. It can be particularly difficult to find ethical gifts that are within your price range – Valentine’s Day isn’t always a day for splashing out. Here are some of our top choices for the perfect ethical Valentine’s Day gift.
While we are stereotypically a nation of tea drinkers, really coffee is just as popular a drink. I am a huge tea fan and don’t really have a relationship with coffee, although I’m drinking more mochas than ever before! But something that is important no matter what you’re drinking is how the drink is sourced. Continue reading Fairtrade Tea & Coffee from Cafédirect