For the longest time, I've been a tea lover. I drank tea at least 2-3 times a day. During these years I never drank coffee UNTIL life happened. This past year has been a challenge and thank goodness for coffee, I'm getting through these days.
I may not love coffee as I love tea BUT it got me through my all-nighter, stressful days, and just "those" mornings. Coffee has been good to me!!!
I thought you may relate so I'm writing this post to share with you one of the best coffee I love that you MUST try! Santropol Montreal!
If you haven’t of this coffee roaster yet than let me give you the scoop. First and formal, Santropol is the only roaster that works with 100% fair trade coffee producers in eight different countries. These countries include Bolivia, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, North-West Peru, Peru, and Sumatra. They are also 100% certified organic. It honestly does not get better than this!
100% Fairtrade - 100% Organic
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Did you know that coffee among many other industries/companies endorses child-labour on their farms? YES! Children are picking out our coffee beans! Based on an article from “Food is Power”, it was documented that 40% of the field workers in Honduras were children. These children are exploited! There are also forced labour slaves on coffee fields. Force labour is brutal, individuals work long ridiculous hours without rest and most of the time with little or no pay. They are exploited and abused for the sake of “coffee”.
You’ll be surprised but not only humans are affected by slavery, animals get their share of torture/abuse as well. Animals exploitation DOES happen on coffee farms… It’s absolutely absurd! Now, I’m not here on an activist call, I’m just giving you a few facts to bring truth to something that affects us all…Based on the stats from the Coffee Association of Canada, 65% of our population are coffee drinkers. Therefore this affects more than half of our population…
If you’re like me who strongly believe in human rights, FREEDOM (eg. against slavery), supports ethical based companies and promotes sustainability, then I guarantee you’ll love Santropol’s mission!
Their mission states,
Our objective is to offer the finest possible spectrum of roasted coffees while working toward a fairer distribution of revenue, empowerment, and mutual respect among all participants in the chain, from farmer to consumer. We believe that social and economic justice and environmental stewardship are essential to global political and economic viability; that a sustainable global and local economy must, like a sustainable family, be built on non-violence, truth, equity, and respect for our planetary environment.
Here's a little graphic info about Santropol:
Sometimes I feel like there isn’t much I can do to make CHANGE… but then I realize that if we all pitch in and do our parts, we will push our communities and societies into making AUTHENTIC CHANGE!
So, the real question is, how is this relevant to design? or why am I even reading about coffee on a designer blog? Well, coffee is part of our society. Designers are people, and people drink coffee… So this definitely affects us all…
PS. This is not a sponsored post in any way. I genuinely support great causes and I’m always eager to share innovating or inspiring things. As you know me, I’m all about “designing with a purpose”, creating a “better world ”. I want authentic change, therefore I, myself want to be the cause of that change! I want to inspire you to be part of the evolution of this era and reap the act of doing GOOD…
Get your Santropol Coffee TODAY and let's start making a difference, one coffee at a time!