I have a night class on Tuesdays that is infinitely more bearable when I have some
coffee in me right before the class starts. I noted with pleasure that Bruegger’s
Bagels is now using only fair
trade coffee at their stores now.
Traditionally, coffee beans are bought from farmers at a dirt-cheap price, and then
undergo a formidable mark-up on their pilgrimage to Starbucks or Folgers. Fair trade
beans gives the farmers more of that mark-up, and a share in one of the world’s
most profitable cash crops.
Some good news we all could share, regardless of our party affiliation at the moment!