Fair Trade: Better for All

As you sip your morning coffee or tea, how often do you think about the journey those beans or leaves took to get to you? Believe it or not, the global trade system often involves harsh working conditions, intense competition for retail space, and ambiguous compensation rates. To combat the exploitation of farmers and establish better, more transparent practices of conscious consumerism, the Fair Trade movement was established to create sustainable standards for production, trade, and consumption. Today, you can find thousands of Fair Trade-certified products in stores, all created with the purpose of a better global ecosystem.

Cold Brew, Here’s to You

Since 2015, April 20 has served as the celebratory date for coffee’s resident influencer. From buzz word to industry stalwart, cold brew has revolutionized coffee, and for good reason. By the end of 2025, the revenue forecast for this segment stands at $1.63 billion. A figure worth celebrating.

There are many factors that have contributed to cold brew’s rise and success in changing the way the world views and consumes coffee. It stands to reason we have merely scratched the surface. These are a few reasons we love cold brew.

Nitro Cold Brew: Why You Need it in Your Office

Cold brew itself has become quite the phenomenon, a process in which course coffee grounds are steeped in cold or room temperature water for 18-24 hours. The longer extraction time removes the sometimes harsh bitterness found in coffees brewed with hot water. This smooth, refreshing beverage packs a handsome punch of caffeine to get even the longest days going. Add to that cup the same nitrogen gas infused in the aforementioned Guinness, and you have quite the workday experience.

Here is why you need this delicious beverage in your office.

Trending with Tracie: Oh That’s Super!

New ways to a more sustainable future are coming from every angle! PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is the most common thermoplastic used in single-use beverage bottles, but it takes the plastic hundreds of years to break down in the environment. There’s good news ahead, as researchers from the University of Portsmouth and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found a super enzyme that’s derived from bacteria which can naturally and fully digest PET plastic bottles.

Trending with Tracie: Horizon Bound

It’s that time of the year again, Daylight Saving time is this Sunday, March 8. Although we lose an hour this Sunday (sigh), we gain some awesome news from Horizon Organic, who has committed to being carbon-positive in its entire supply chain by 2025. Horizon is the first national dairy brand to make this commitment. Carbon-positive goes above and beyond carbon neutrality; Horizon plans to remove, reduce, or offset additional emissions from entering the atmosphere.