Blog

27 Jan 2012
The world is a big place and modern life has exposed us to unlimited injustices across its amazing surface. People and nature face a degraded existence at the (unseen) hand of the so-called free market that consolidates the wealth of elite big banking & big business families & investors....
13 Jan 2012
It’s always nice to look back at where we’ve been, so we know where we are now, and where we might be able to go in the future. A lot has happened in our coffee program over the last year. Here are some brief reflections. Producers Visited long term trading partners in Honduras at RAOS...
27 Nov 2011
This week Jeff Moore and I have been travelling in Ethiopia, the mystical birthplace of both humankind and coffee. Thousands of wild varieties are still found in the country and the coffee plants grown all over the world have a lineage back to this source. The high mountains have just the right...
17 Nov 2011
This week Jeff Moore and I have been travelling in Malawi, in southeastern Africa. Malawians have an amazing spirit filled with laughter, song and community. In our short visit here, we witnessed extremes, chaos and beauty. I can hardly begin to understand all the inter-relationships and dynamics...
10 Nov 2011
This week, Jeff Moore and I have been travelling in Kerala, a state in the southwest of India, with Richard Swift who is a freelance journalist and former editor of the New Internationalist magazine. We spent most of our days visiting small tea and spice farmers in the Western Ghat Mountains. The...