Thursday, March 14, 2013

Camano Island Coffee !

I have been meaning to tell you all about Camano Island Coffee!

They are Fair Trade Shade Grown Organic and Reasonably Priced!!!

From the Website:

Lasting change through responsible coffee purchasing is created in 4 ways…

First – The Beans: We only purchase green, responsible coffee beans that are USDA Certified Organic and Shade-grown. USDA Certified Organic guarantees safety from harmful pesticides and the numerous health and birth defects they inflict on the coffee farmers and their families. Shade-grown coffee guarantees bird habitat, soil preservation, and the protection of the Rain forests – earth’s lungs!
Second – The Price: By only purchasing responsible coffee that is fairly traded, Camano Island Coffee Roasters partners with you in giving a fair wage for a beautiful product. The difference is in enabling farmers to provide food, clothing, shelter, and en education for their children.
Third – Giving A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: CICR partners with Agros International, a Seattle, WA based non-profit that assists responsible coffee farmers in purchasing their own land through low-interest or interest-free loans.
  • Independence – as landowners, farmers can command a better price for their delicious product.
  • Accountability – as landowners, farmers can decide for themselves whether to use dangerous pesticides our harmful agricultural practices like clear-cutting the Rainforest.
  • It Doesn’t End Here!Agros International also helps farmers through education and water treatment programs. Now that’s something to drink to!
Fourth – The Biggest Factor in Generational Change – You: That’s right, you are the most important component for lasting change. By supporting only Certified Organic, Shade-Grown, and Fairly Traded responsible coffee, you preserve the environment and prevent human poisoning from pesticides. By supporting fairly traded coffee, you know coffee farmers receive a fair wage — that’s life altering. There’s power in your dollar — Use it! For every Coffee Lover’s Box shipment you receive from CICR, $1.00 is given back to the farmers through Agros International.

We Love this Coffee!
I have been drinking a cup of decaf for dessert in the evenings - with a little almond milk in it:)

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