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Green Mission: Working Towards Sustainable Coffee

Is sustainable coffee possible? It takes a lot of people, resources, and energy to get coffee from where it’s grown on a farm to your morning cup. Just because coffee has a long journey, doesn’t mean we can’t practice a sustainable model in the process. From working with our farmers,...

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Non-GMO Coffee: Behind the Certification

When genetically modified foods were introduced in the late 90s, an initial wave of popularity was supported by a positive narrative from brands and farmers incorporating GMO foods into their offerings. In 2007, the non-GMO project was created, a certification that gave consumers seeking food that comes from the ground,...

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Fair Trade Coffee: Behind the Certification

Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee The Fair Trade Certified™ seal represents a wide range of products today, but their founding mission was to increase income for coffee farmers. We have partnered with Fair Trade USA for nearly 15 years and continue to increase our offerings of Fair Trade Certified coffee every...

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Honey Vanilla Simple Syrup: Make Your Own!

This easy honey vanilla simple syrup is the perfect addition to our Organic Indian Chai. Add a splash of milk or frothed milk for a delicious chai latte. Not a chai drinker? This simple syrup goes great with any of your favorite coffee and tea drinks. We used wildflower honey...

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Cold Brew Negroni: The Perfect Coffee Cocktail

Easy Cold Brew Negroni Is summer ending or is fall beginning? As the season changes, a cold brew Negroni is the perfect transition drink to sip on while the days start to get a little cooler, and a little shorter. No cold brew on hand? Use our easy recipe to...

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Rainforest Alliance: Behind the Certification

Rainforest Alliance Certification Since the introduction of coffee farming, farmers have learned and adapted in ingenious ways. Sometimes these changes benefit their yields or coffee quality, but sometimes changes can have detrimental side effects. The practice of clearing forest trees to plant more coffee trees takes place all over the...

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Ubuntu Life Foundation: Helping Special Needs Children in Kenya

Photo credit: @erinoutdoors Twenty years ago, Zane Wilemon bought a one-way ticket to Kenya. It wasn’t long before he met his co-founder, Jeremiah Kuria, and the two started the Ubuntu Life Foundation. The core of their mission was to create opportunities that empower local communities. Together they created a center...

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Korakundah Project: Building A School With Our Partners

  In the mountains of Southern India, The United Nilgiri Tea Estates (UNITEA) has grown black teas since 1922. We started working with them in 2009 and shortly after became a partner in the Korakundah Project, helping them build a school in their community. Prior to the project, the children...

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How to Dye Easter eggs with tea

Dye Easter eggs with tea: Our Easter egg hunts might look a little different this year, but that's no reason to skip the fun tradition. Have you tried to dye Easter eggs with tea? We love the natural look and you most likely have the simple ingredients needed. It's a...

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Candied Coffee Walnuts: Easy Make Ahead Holiday Treat

  How do the holidays creep up so fast?! If you're headed to a holiday party, hosting, or just trying to plan ahead for holiday gift baskets... these candied coffee walnuts hit the spot. Just make sure to store a few jars for yourself, once you taste them - you...

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