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  • Here's Starbucks' section [] on Fair Trade.

    Thanks for creating awareness, TeeJay - now I gotta see if it tastes good. ;)

    • by ziggy (25) on 2003.02.11 11:00 (#16889) Journal
      now I gotta see if it tastes good. ;)
      How can there be any doubt? It's Starbucks. It'll have that trademark overroasted taste. :-)

      I don't know your palate, so you might prefer Starbucks to other coffee roasters. I tolerate Starbucks because they are a known quantity, and their coffee doesn't suck (although I'd prefer a twinge less roasting).

      If you really want to make your dollars work for you with fair trade coffee, go elsewhere. Kudos to Starbucks for creating awareness, but their still a large US Corporation. True, they're a corporation that believes in fair trade coffee, offers benefits to part time staff and creates a lot of jobs. But they still need to spend money on advertising and things that don't make the coffee taste any better...

      Other coffee roasters market free trade coffee as well. Green Mountain Coffee [] does, and their corporate mission is more in line with social and environmental responsibility. I've never tried them, so I can't say whether you'd prefer the taste of their roast.