Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Green Mountain Coffee
I recently was able to try Green Mountain's new Three Continent Blend K-cups for free because I am a BZZAGENT.
In addition to be a great tasting product, I love that this coffee is fair trade certified. This means that the farmers that they employee are paid a fair wage for their work. Green Mountain Coffee has even started the website ChooseFairTrade.com. This website offers information about the benefits of buying Fair Trade Certified coffee and you can even buy some of your favorite K-cup packs from this website. On this site I learned new information about fair trade. For example, I learned that fair trade certification allows farmers to receive a fair price for their beans with a guaranteed minimum. This means that they are able to invest in their communities and their crops. This collaboration between Green Mountain Coffee and farmers allows us to receive the best tasting coffee.
On this website, I was also interested to learn that Kelly Clarkson took a trip to Peru to see first hand how fair trade positively impacts farming communities. On ChooseFairTrade.com, there are videos and journals that Kelly posted about her trip to Peru. You can even download her Fair Trade song on the site. Best of all, if you visit the Green Mountain Coffee Facebook page , you can enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Kelly live in concert in New York City.