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Without fair trade, coffee farmers are struggling

July 7, 2019

Driving across the mountainous landscape of western Guatemala in February this year, the group of coffee roasters I was leading…

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Best in class

May 18, 2019

It’s very common for coffee farmers to use the extra income that they earn from fair trade sales to ensure that the next generation…

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Ethiopian coffee news from the current harvest

February 26, 2019

Hear about Justin Purser’s recent visit to Ethiopia where the price of coffee was a hot topic.

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Creating a Beautiful Tomorrow, Today

February 25, 2019

Trade Aid is always seeking out new origin supply options, and we’re excited to be able to offer New Zealand’s coffee roasters the opportunity to buy FTO Rwandan coffee for the first time.

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‘There is no shortage of desire to make a difference – people just need to know what to do’

October 9, 2017

Every year, the market research agency Colmar Brunton releases its ‘Better Futures Report’

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From Capuchins to cappuccinos – The transformative power of coffee

June 18, 2017

The Spanish conquest of Colombia did not work out well for the original inhabitants of the Sierra Nevada.

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Finding strength and trust in community

June 14, 2017

On a bright sunny day, Ricardo Quintana’s coffee farm in Miraflores, in northern Colombia, is a peaceful and beautiful place.

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A meeting of merchants, minds and matters

April 7, 2016

The exhibit hall is cavernous, and row after row of exhibitor stands fill it from end to end.

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Monkey business in Thailand by Justin Purser

March 7, 2016

Visiting Trade Aid’s trading partner Green Net.

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A burning issue – climate change and coffee

January 6, 2016

Climate change has been very much in the spotlight recently.

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Milestones on a long road

March 13, 2015

Ten days, 2000km, one pick-pocketing, four visits to co-operatives, one seven-hour vehicle repair job, and four coffee cupping sessions later.

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