Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery

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Transfair USA In Africa, South America and Asia, farmers struggle to live and raise their families because of the meager profits they make on their crops. The large number of middle-men between the farmer and the consumer take the bulk of the profits, leaving the farmer with little to live on and less with which to run the farm. This has resulted in a return of child labor and child slavery. It has resulted in poor and dangerous farming practices that...

A Better Living Standard You may have seen fair trade products in the supermarket before. They all bear the fair-trade logo and will be licensed by the Fair-trade Labeling Organizations International. These products aim to promote development and a better standard of living for the producers of such products by guaranteeing them a fair price for their products. While it may be surprising, this does not in fact lead to significantly higher prices for such products on the supermarket shelf. This...

Coffee Prices Or, why paying farmers a living wage won’t affect the price you pay very much. When looked at from a historical perspective the amount that retailers pay for coffee, has been and continues to be, notoriously volatile. This makes it difficult for coffee farmers to plan for the future and when coffee bean prices drop dramatically, as they did 2001, it can make it difficult for such farmers even to survive and meet very basic needs. Most people will have...

The Special Allure of the Organic Ethiopian Harrar A Featured Fair Trade Coffee There can be little doubt that Ethiopia is a coffee capital. Yet, most of us will never get the opportunity to sample brew in this foreign land. Thankfully, it’s possible to experience Organic Ethiopian Harrar Fair Trade at your local coffee house. Chances are it’s a taste you’ll want to savor each week. Organic Ethiopian Harrar comes courtesy of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union Ltd. The union, which was...

The Jumping Mexican Coffee Bean A Featured Fair Trade Coffee When you think of the country of Mexico, numerous images may come to mind– sombreros, enchiladas, mariachi bands, flamenco dancers, to name a few. But what you may not realize is that the great nation south of the border is also home to some amazing organic coffee. Granted, Mexican coffee beans may not jump out of a roaster—but, when roasted, ground and brewed, they could cause you to jump right out of...

The Magic of Guatemalan Organic Coffee A Featured Fair Trade Coffee You might call it as smooth as silk stockings…as spicy as an apple cake…and as smoky as a Cuban cigar. It’s the medium-bodied coffee known as Organic Guatemalan HB Huehuetenango—Fair Trade, and it offers a taste sensation you’re unlikely to forget. Its bright, rich flavor has made it a staple in pantries around the world. This specialty coffee is grown in the mountains of northern Guatemala near Mexico. It is actually considered...

The Java Organic Wonders of Timor Coffee A Featured Fair Trade Coffee In the past decade or so, the Java organic market has exploded. The number of varieties available now is simply mind-boggling. What is equally encouraging is the fact that a number of small countries are entering the gourmet coffee business—to the delight of many committed coffee drinkers. There is certainly a novelty factor involved when you select a Third World coffee. But, once the novelty has worn off, the coffee must...

Peruvian Organic Coffee: A Light Delight A Featured Fair Trade Coffee When searching for a premium organic coffee, you have numerous options from which to choose. In today’s coffee-saturated marketplace, you can find a myriad of flavored natural coffees from around the world. As a result, you might wonder whether a Peruvian organic variety is worth checking out. Thankfully, the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Once you switch to a Peruvian variety, you may never want to try another type of organic...

Peruvian Organic Coffee: A Light Delight A Featured Fair Trade Coffee When searching for a premium organic coffee, you have numerous options from which to choose. In today’s coffee-saturated marketplace, you can find a myriad of flavored natural coffees from around the world. As a result, you might wonder whether a Peruvian organic variety is worth checking out. Thankfully, the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Once you switch to a Peruvian variety, you may never want to try another type of organic...

Free Trade versus Fair Trade The Free Trade Issue The current global economic climate strongly favors the spread of free trade. The world’s most powerful country, the United States, has been a proponent of free trade for over a century and this position has not wavered in the face of extreme ideological opposition. In fact, the belief that most people in power have today in the idea of  free trade comes close to bordering on a religious ideology. With the collapse of...