Submitted by Chelsea Thompson, Guest Blogger & CWOW Storyteller
Here at Creative Women of the World, we partner with fair trade organizations so we can enjoy a variety of food products ranging from chocolates and cookie mixes to soups and herbal teas. Highlighted today, Singing Rooster Vienna Coffee, Level Ground Golden Berries, and Equal Exchange Orange Infused 65% Dark Chocolate are a perfect combination for your taste buds this summer. We brewed a little bit of our well-loved coffee, broke off a piece of the orange infused dark chocolate, and selected a tart golden berry or two for a wonderful flavor experience that can be compared to no other.
"First Peruvian cooperative to sell Fair Trade certified organic cocoa."
Farmed in Peru and certified in Switzerland, Equal Exchange Orange Infused 65% Dark Chocolate will send you to the moon with its smooth texture and alluring orange flavor. In 1980, Peru's Ayachucho Province was directly hurt by drug trafficking and violence. However, in 2003, this inspiring co-op was able to stand on its feet again as the first Peruvian cooperative to sell Fair Trade certified organic cocoa. One hundred and fifteen farmer communities strong, the CACVRA co-op now even has its own vehicles to carry cocoa beans to central fermentation centers. After final production, they are shipped to us so we can get them to you to enjoy.
“Promoting social justice, reforestation and overall empowerment"
Fairly traded, 100% Arabica Singing Rooster Vienna Coffee is absolutely a staple here at Creative Women of the World. People come from all over the region to take home a bag of tasty, Haitian Singing Rooster. Promoting social justice, reforestation and overall empowerment, Singing Rooster is surely making a global impact. Roughly over 200,000 trees have been planted and over $1million put into farmers’ pockets, as they redefine the coffee trade and market. “Farmers are paid a minimum of $3 per pound for crops.” Brewed as a pour-over, the Vienna blend’s aroma instantly entices even the choosiest of coffee connoisseurs. With each sip, we discovered an earthy, medium-bodied coffee with subtle citrus after-notes.
“We shake the hands that farm the land.”
Level Ground Trading Dried Organic Fruit is new to Creative Women of the World. Dried golden berries certainly add a zing to your day with their raisin-like texture and tart taste. A total of sixteen organic farmers work together to create best farming practices and to share knowledge on farming the golden berries. "We shake the hands that farm the land." Employing many women to harvest, sort, and remove the leaves from the berries provides them with a stable income. As members of the Fair Trade Federation, Level Ground promises to support farmers and artisans facing hardships in developing countries.
We proudly partner with each of these companies to promote good practices for good tastes.
Visit https://bit.ly/1v9iBtz for a list and description of Fair Trade principles.