I submitted a posting a few days back asking about good sources of fair trade coffee beans, but it seems to have evaporated... a victim of a failed security check, I reckon.
Anyway, I'm interested in learning about folks' experiences with ethical, fair trade and organic (e/ft/o) coffee. How important is e/ft/o when making your coffee purchases? What are your favourite sources of tasty e/ft/o espresso beans?
I've tried a number of the e/ft/o espresso blends from B.C. roasters that supply my local grocery store, but the results have been mixed at best. I expect the freshness issue might be part of the reason
I'm out east....I live in the East, Montreal region....
It's very important for me to get Fair Trade brew and we have a choice out here (around here). Then again all we have is trust in the packagers, now don't we?
Organic ? Sure, why not....on the other hand are we really getting what we pay for? After viewing the 3 hour documentory BLACK COFFEE, I have mixed feelings about all the new coffee distributors touting that \"they will \" give better conditions to the growers if we buy their product.
We have a number of readily available choices out here as well: Saltspring, Kicking Horse, Ethical Bean are some examples. I've enjoyed a few of the dark/espresso roasts they offer, and have found others to be disappointing. None have come close to my enjoyment of the Cafe Etico Cuban.
Thanks for the mention of BLACK COFFEE -- I'll have to seek it out.