Have you ever heard of "fair trade"? If you have never heard of it here is what Wikipedia says it is:
Fair trade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. It advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers, and gold.
So, basicly, Fair Trade is making sure farmers and other workers get a fair price for the products that they grow or produce. Which I find to be very important.
When I heard that October was Fair Trade month (along with Breast Cancer Awareness, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, and so many more), I really wanted to do a post about something to do with fair trade. That is why I was super excited when BzzAgent contacted me about doing a review on Green Mountain Coffee's Fair Trade Three Continent Blend Coffee.
This coffee, is wonderful! It is so smooth, and full of flavor that I think I may have found my new favorite blend of coffee (sorry Nantucket Blend). I also love that it comes in K-Cups or as a bagged coffee so that I don't have to worry with the my K-cups if I don't want to.
You are going to pay a little bit more for this coffee than you will the other brands (about $9-$10 for a 12 oz bag or $16-$17 for 24 k-cups), but in my mind, if you want quality coffee, it is well worth the price. Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for, and this is a major example of that philosophy.
Are you wondering how you can get your own Green Mountain Coffee Three Continent Blend yet? Well, I suggest that you head on on over to http://choosefairtrade.com, where you can buy the bagged coffee or the k-cups.
Disclaimer: Baby Marohn received free samples of the Green Mountain Coffee Three Continent Blend from BzzAgent.com. I was in no way paid for my opinion and these words are 100% my own. The Wikipedia information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade. If you have any questions, please use the contact form on the right hand side of your screen.