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How Do We Grow Hope? A Simple Recipe...

Gary Heine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Gary Heine

I remember my feelings of despair. Twelve years ago. Wondering what I could possibly do to help change the world; so much was going wrong. How could...

Joe Satran

The Coffee Industry Is Worse Than Ever For The Environment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Every day, coffee fans in cities from San Diego to Stockholm get a dose of self-satisfaction along with their morning caffeine jolt when they order fa...

Why Now Is the Time to Start Drinking Fair Trade Coffee

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Food
Kelsey Timmerman

Low prices coupled with coffee rust is threatening the livelihoods of many farmers in Central America. Consumers are paying more for coffee; producers are getting paid less; and those in the middle are making money from both.

WATCH: The Truth About Fair Trade Coffee

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Does "fair trade" automatically mean you're getting a better cup of coffee? In a new video, Vocativ takes a closer look at what the "fair trade" label...

Conscious Coffee: A Farm to Cup Model That Goes Beyond Fair Trade

Culture-ist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Culture-ist

If you happen across a café that serves THRIVE Farmers Coffee, your cup may as well be served straight from the worn hands of the Costa Rican farmer that grew the beans for its brew. And he would definitely be smiling.

Certified Justice

Dana Geffner | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC
Dana Geffner

In October 2012, when Hershey's announced it would "certify" all its cocoa by 2020, the corporate candy giant received lukewarm applause for finally publically acknowledging its sourcing of cocoa from plantations that exploit child labor.

Amplifying the Voices of Central American Farmers

Jacob Wheeler | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
Jacob Wheeler

Do you drink coffee? Do you think about where that coffee comes from, and who harvests those beans? Do you consider how much you pay for your morning fix, and how that impacts the salary those farmers make?

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Fair Trade

Intent | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Intent

Fair trade is a term we often hear thrown around when it comes to coffee, tea, produce and even diamonds. What does it mean, though, and how much difference does buying fair-trade food and products really make?

Fair Trade: A Utopian Concept Surviving in a Dystopian World

Odelia Kaly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Throw your metaphorical corporate life out of the proverbial window and start afresh by sustaining the earth and its inhabitants. This is change we can believe in.

Coffee: What Do Different Sustainable Coffee Certifications Mean?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

There are several "sustainable" certification labels that appear on coffee. I love coffee, but what do all those environmental coffee labels mean? Is one certification better than the other?

Joe Satran

Sales Of Fair Trade Products Explode

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 03.14.2012 | Food

These days, companies that sell fair trade-certified food might be doing much better than "fair." Sales of products with Fair Trade USA's seal of app...

WATCH: What It Takes To Run A Sustainable Coffee Farm

Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

It takes an enormous amount of water to run a successful coffee farm. But one organic farm in Guatemala is using substantially less to grow its crops....

Large-Scale Coffee CSA Debuts

Slashfood | Kristine Hansen, Posted Apr 11th 2011 @ 12:00PM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Food

Today, a new coffee CSA (it's actually called Coffee CSA) debuts as a project from Pachamama, a global cooperative of coffee farms. Though there are s...

Interview With A Philosopher: Why Does Some Of Our Best Thinking Happen Over Coffee?

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Why does so much philosophy take place in bars and coffeehouses? What's the relationship between drinking and thinking?

Why "Fair" Trade Is Not The (Whole) Answer

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The idea of "fair" trade is very appealing, whether confronting the plight of autoworkers in Michigan or farmers in the Third World. Unfortunately, it will be only a small part of any trade solution for the U.S. and the world as a whole.

9 Innovations That Changed Coffee Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

In this day and age, in a world of 24/7 connectivity there is also a need for increased productivity, and so it's hardly a surprise that coffee is the...

Green Your Caffeine

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Every day, citizens of our planet down 2.5 billion cups of coffee. Yearly, that's enough coffee filters, grounds and paper cups to circle the globe 55 times when placed end to end.

"Relationship Coffee": A Crop, not a Commodity

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Ruben

By meeting with coffee farmers, an economic relationship can become a meaningful personal partnership of farmer, barista and customer. Hence, "relationship coffee."

A Sustained Buzz: Five Experts' Favorite Eco-Friendly Coffees

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Where'd your morning joe come from? As the world awakens to social responsibility issues, many are now looking for a tasty and ethical brew in the morning. A expert panel gives their picks.

Christmas Gifts That Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

'Tis the season to spend, spend, spend! But, while you're letting go of all your hard-earned cash, think about gifts you can buy that give back to a w...