I'm sure you've probably heard about the ugly stuff going on in the coffee trade. If you haven't, trust me it's not pretty. I'm not going to regurgitate the horrors of the coffee industry here today, but if you are so inclined on educating yourself on the heartbreaking stories of slavery click here or here. FYI, unfortunately these inhumane, unethical practices don't stop with coffee, chocolate and banana industries have similar sad stories.
Now onto brighter pastures. I picked up some Crop to Cup Coffee from the Green Grocer. Crop to Cup is... (drum roll) *hint new buzz word* TRACEABLE. What a concept, knowing where your food comes from, who grows it and how.
This morning the E. African French Roast was the talk of the house, this cup of Jo's flavor is divine. Coming from a condo full of coffee snobs, connoisseurs, and junkies this is akin to being nominated for an academy award.
Up for best traceable coffee...Sam Kauka Family Farms: