Cotton on to the benefits of organic

This week we’re exploring the benefits of organic cotton, checking in with our innovative farmers and getting creative with a DIY organic deodorant. Its not just coffee farmers who benefit from Organic and Fairtrade. Did you know it takes 2,700 litres of water to grow the cotton for a single t-shirt? You heard right….for just one! Growing organic cotton…

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Fairtrade 25th Anniversary

The beginning the FAIRTRADE Mark was first used on a chocolate bar in 1994 (Green & Black’s Maya Gold) which makes it 25 years of products with the Fairtrade label. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By making sure companies pay decent prices, Fairtrade…

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Organic campaign reaches 5.6m people

Last Wednesday (12th) was Wake up to Organic day. If you had been in Coffee Plant shop in the morning you would have been offered a free bowl of our organic muesli. The organisers are very pleased with the response, they write: “Hello and a big thank you to all who helped make Wake Up To Organic such a…

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Fairtrade Quiz

Did you know there’s 80,000 tonnes of Fairtrade chocolate eaten in the UK every year? That’s the same as 6,400 double decker buses. There’s more fun facts like this in the new Fairtrade Quiz. Try it out – there’s always a few surprises in the wonderful world of Fairtrade. Try our QUIZ NOW We’ve put a few tricky ones in…

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Fairtrade: 7 Bits of Fake News

Here’s an important message from the Fairtrade Foundation… It’s time to bust some of those Fairtrade myths! How many times have you been sagely told by someone that Fairtrade doesn’t really help farmers or that it’s a marketing scam? Or heard that all the products are more expensive and anyone can just stick on the Fairtrade Mark? We hear…

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Organic CAN feed the world

At Coffee Plant we do all we can to use organic sources. Critics say organic methods cannot feed the whole planet but they are wrong. All that is required is that people should stop eating more and more meat. Now a major report from global food experts on the EAT-Lancet Commission has shattered the myth. Agro-ecological farming can feed…

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What will the recession do to the coffee market?

It seems clear that there is a recession, possibly a big one on the way. What was clear to Coffee Plant for three months of a rainy autumn and near deserted streets is now showing up in the corporate statistics. And that’s without yet more bad political news, the dreaded B word and the most incompetent government in recent…

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Coffee of the year

Top Mild Coffee of the year goes to Costa Rica! The Central American country, famous for having no army, has won our unofficial accolade for best flavour of a mild roast organic Fairtrade source. Costa Rica is of course well known for it’s coffee too, but in recent years yields have suffered due to a Labour shortage caused by…

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