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Fresh spices straight from Sri Lanka!
Fresh spices straight from Sri Lanka!
Got coffee?
Got coffee?
Cool off and fuel up with this delicious Iced Coffee, featuring our Fair Trade espresso beans and cane sugar. 
INGREDIENTS: *60 g Espresso
*500 mL water, just off the boil
*500 g ice
*Cane Sugar, to taste
*Milk or cream, to taste
METHOD: 
With boiling water, brew coffee using a "pour-over" method directly over ice.

Or

Brew for 4 minutes in a French Press, then decant into an ice-filled jug. Add organic cane sugar and cream (or milk) to taste.
Cool off and fuel up with this delicious Iced Coffee, featuring our Fair Trade espresso beans and cane sugar.  INGREDIENTS: *60 g Espresso *500 mL water, just off the boil *500 g ice *Cane Sugar, to taste *Milk or cream, to taste METHOD:  With boiling water, brew coffee using a "pour-over" method directly over ice. Or Brew for 4 minutes in a French Press, then decant into an ice-filled jug. Add organic cane sugar and cream (or milk) to taste.
@lifestylemarkets has our dried fruit on sale until the end of May! (Including our NEW dragon fruit and banana!)
@lifestylemarkets has our dried fruit on sale until the end of May! (Including our NEW dragon fruit and banana!)
Congratulations to the winner of our Fair Trade basket, @duilio91! Send us a direct message so we can send your goodies out ASAP! Thanks to everyone for participating and for supporting Fair Trade.
Congratulations to the winner of our Fair Trade basket, @duilio91! Send us a direct message so we can send your goodies out ASAP! Thanks to everyone for participating and for supporting Fair Trade.
Meet Gobin, a heart-felt organic enthusiast and small-scale tea grower based in Assam, India. 
In honour of his mother and father, Gobin has named his backyard garden the Meen Mohan Tea Garden. This beautiful garden backs onto the specular mountains of Bhutan and is where Gobin devised a method for creating his signature tea, Smoked Tea, using equipment traditionally used to pound rice and a wok over a fire. Learn more about our farmers on our website!
Meet Gobin, a heart-felt organic enthusiast and small-scale tea grower based in Assam, India. In honour of his mother and father, Gobin has named his backyard garden the Meen Mohan Tea Garden. This beautiful garden backs onto the specular mountains of Bhutan and is where Gobin devised a method for creating his signature tea, Smoked Tea, using equipment traditionally used to pound rice and a wok over a fire. Learn more about our farmers on our website!
Just received some new photos and recipes from @blythekingcroftphoto and we're too excited not to share a sneak peek! Keep your eyes peeled for new recipes coming this June!
Just received some new photos and recipes from @blythekingcroftphoto and we're too excited not to share a sneak peek! Keep your eyes peeled for new recipes coming this June!
Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.
Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.
Today is World Fair Trade Day! To celebrate, we're giving away a Fair Trade basket to a lucky winner. All you have to do is: 
1. Follow us on Instagram, 
2. Let us know how you Live Fair, One Product at a Time

3. Tag a friend! 
One winner will be selected from Facebook, and one from Instagram. The contest will close on May 17th and the winners will be announced and contacted on the 18th.
Today is World Fair Trade Day! To celebrate, we're giving away a Fair Trade basket to a lucky winner. All you have to do is:  1. Follow us on Instagram, 2. Let us know how you Live Fair, One Product at a Time 3. Tag a friend! One winner will be selected from Facebook, and one from Instagram. The contest will close on May 17th and the winners will be announced and contacted on the 18th.
Camped out at Royal Athletic, waiting for the @harbourcats season to start. Proud to be the coffee fuelling the Harbour Cats and their fans this season! #LevelGround #HarbourCats #fueledbycoffee
Camped out at Royal Athletic, waiting for the @harbourcats season to start. Proud to be the coffee fuelling the Harbour Cats and their fans this season! #LevelGround  #HarbourCats  #fueledbycoffee 
Clean rice, at a hot price! (Sorry, we can't resist a good rhyme). Grab a package or two of Fair Trade, organically grown, non-GMO rice at @peppersfoodsvictoria.
Clean rice, at a hot price! (Sorry, we can't resist a good rhyme). Grab a package or two of Fair Trade, organically grown, non-GMO rice at @peppersfoodsvictoria.
Meet Catalina, the secretary of the local women's group and farmer's group, a community leader, and the face of our aromatic rice! She is one of very few farmers that have an Education Degree. She wasn't able to teach, but instead used her education to work overseas to help out her family, supporting her siblings through school. When her parents fell ill, she returned home to the Philippines to care for them. After her parents passed away, she took over tilling the rice terraces along with her siblings.
Meet Catalina, the secretary of the local women's group and farmer's group, a community leader, and the face of our aromatic rice! She is one of very few farmers that have an Education Degree. She wasn't able to teach, but instead used her education to work overseas to help out her family, supporting her siblings through school. When her parents fell ill, she returned home to the Philippines to care for them. After her parents passed away, she took over tilling the rice terraces along with her siblings.
No coffee ... no workee.
No coffee ... no workee.
Saturday #Recipe: Green Tea Vinaigrette. 
INGREDIENTS: *1/3 cup rice vinegar
*1 tsp loose Green Tea (or one tea pyramid - no straining needed!)
*1 garlic clove, minced
*1 tsp grated fresh ginger
*2/3 cup olive oil
*salt & pepper to taste
*1 1/2 cup baby kale
*6 leaves romaine hearts, torn
*1 cup mint leaves, torn
*4 green onions, 1" pieces
*1/2 cup snow peas, julienned
*5 thinly sliced radishes
*1/3 cucumber, peeled and sliced
*1 asian pear, thinly sliced
*1 orange zest, minced

METHOD:
For the vinaigrette:
1. In a small saucepot bring the rice vinegar to boil and remove from the heat. 
2. Add the tea leaves and allow to steep for 3 minutes, strain. 
3. Add the garlic, ginger and olive oil, whisking to incorporate. 
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the salad:
1. Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 
2. Add 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette, reserving the remaining dressing for a future use, and gently toss.
Saturday #Recipe : Green Tea Vinaigrette.  INGREDIENTS: *1/3 cup rice vinegar *1 tsp loose Green Tea (or one tea pyramid - no straining needed!) *1 garlic clove, minced *1 tsp grated fresh ginger *2/3 cup olive oil *salt & pepper to taste *1 1/2 cup baby kale *6 leaves romaine hearts, torn *1 cup mint leaves, torn *4 green onions, 1" pieces *1/2 cup snow peas, julienned *5 thinly sliced radishes *1/3 cucumber, peeled and sliced *1 asian pear, thinly sliced *1 orange zest, minced METHOD: For the vinaigrette: 1. In a small saucepot bring the rice vinegar to boil and remove from the heat.  2. Add the tea leaves and allow to steep for 3 minutes, strain.  3. Add the garlic, ginger and olive oil, whisking to incorporate.  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. For the salad: 1. Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  2. Add 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette, reserving the remaining dressing for a future use, and gently toss.
Our friend, Carolina Posada, came to visit last week and shared about her experience as a coffee farmer and member of the Co-op we trade with in Colombia.
Our friend, Carolina Posada, came to visit last week and shared about her experience as a coffee farmer and member of the Co-op we trade with in Colombia.
Starting today, our 1lb coffees are on sale at @ThriftyFoods!
Starting today, our 1lb coffees are on sale at @ThriftyFoods!
Meet Someswar, he has been a Small Tea Grower since 1976 and grows and processes tea for our green tea. Someswar not only has pioneered the idea of small tea growing in Assam, but he is a champion of organic. He is an officially recognized trainer in organic tea growing and processing and uses his time to share the knowledge he's gained. Thanks to efforts like Someswar's, there will be more organic tea growers in Assam!
Meet Someswar, he has been a Small Tea Grower since 1976 and grows and processes tea for our green tea. Someswar not only has pioneered the idea of small tea growing in Assam, but he is a champion of organic. He is an officially recognized trainer in organic tea growing and processing and uses his time to share the knowledge he's gained. Thanks to efforts like Someswar's, there will be more organic tea growers in Assam!
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th! We've curated three Fair Trade gift bundles to make shopping a whole lot easier. See the bundles on our blog and in our online store. Link in bio.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th! We've curated three Fair Trade gift bundles to make shopping a whole lot easier. See the bundles on our blog and in our online store. Link in bio.