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Fair trade promotes coffee with a conscience changing the world, cup by cup

By Brooke Bryant CONTRA COSTA TIMES Some people look for robust flavor and an earthy aroma in their coffee. Some look for candy-store flavors and a mountain of whipped cream. And some people, like Moraga native Kate McMahon, look for a little social responsibility. “My main goal is helping people become aware that just changing […]

attitude is good!

          some have it… some just fake it truth be known she hates her folger’s freeze-dried crap

‘Ethical’ coffee workers paid below legal minimum

By Hal Weitzman in Lima Published: 8/9/2006 Last Updated: 8/9/2006 21:05 London Time “Ethical” coffee is being produced in Peru, the world’s top exporter of Fairtrade coffee, by labourers paid less than the legal minimum wage. Industry insiders have also told the FT of non-certified coffee being marked and exported as Fairtrade, and of certified […]

Seattle coffee culture starts with roaster

By ALLISON LINN / Associated Press The battle for the best cup of coffee in Seattle is waged long before liquid hits cup, in cavernous rooms where coffee beans are piled high and noisy equipment churns out each company’s unique coffee roast. Many of Seattle’s local roasters insist their small scale, decades-old roasting machines and […]

Coffee shampoo can stop men from balding ..(what?)

This gem was initially published in England by in 2004. We hope you can forgive me for recycling this two year old was tooo good.. Hamburg– Treating hair with caffeine products can stop men from going bald, according to a (not so) new German study. Professor Peter Elsner, part of the team at […]

US: Wrigley tests out coffee gum popularity

Wm Wrigley has executed a limited launch for a coffee-flavoured chewing gum in the US called Doublemint Kona Crème. The gum, on sale at 7-Eleven stores in the country, is retailing at GBP0.99 per 17-stick pack, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The company’s Wrigley’s Coffee Gum has reportedly been a success since it was […]

Ask Pablo: The Coffee Mug Debacle

                      By Pablo Paster for TriplePundit 11 September 2006 This week’s question comes to us from TriplePundit creator, Nick Aster: “What’s better for my daily coffee in the context of as many different environmental and social impacts you can think of? – an aluminum mug, […]

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Coffee a top source of healthy antioxidants

                                      But beverage is still no substitute for fruits and vegetables The Associated Press WASHINGTON – When the Ink Spots sang “I love the java jive and it loves me” in 1940, they could not have known […]