Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our cocoa (and coffee and teas) are delightful!
As winter sets in, now is the time to enjoy our organic Fair Trade cocoa as well as our coffee (now in handy K-cups!) and organic teas. Warm yourself up in two ways: enjoy a wonderful hot beverage and support farmers around the world through fair compensation for their toils. The Presbyterian Coffee Project, in cooperation with other denominations and the Equal Exchange Cooperative, supports small-scale farmers by eliminating the many distribution layers that traditionally siphon off profits from the people who actually grow the cocoa, coffee and teas. In addition, profits are redirected back to the farmers’ communities where they have a say in how the lives of their communities can best be improved. Through this cooperative model, communities have built schools and health centers. PCUSA’s Enough for Everyone Program has collaborated with Equal Exchange since 2001. If you haven’t been supporting this program, please consider purchasing some of our Fair Trade products. Coffee is $8.00 per 12-ounce bag or box of 12 single-serve cups. Teas are $4.00 for a box of 20 tea bags and cocoa is $6.00 per can. We have an honor system where you can pick up your coffee, tea and/or cocoa in Room 202 (formerly known as the nursery) on the way from the sanctuary to Fellowship Hall and place your check or cash in the offering plate marked “Coffee/Tea/Cocoa.” Fair Trade products are a great way to help small-scale farmers around the world support their families with pride and dignity.