Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Shopping with Purpose::Independence Coffee


A short 35 miles from our front door...


past the snow-like cotton fields...


and the lovely Antique Rose Emporium...






you'll find the headquarters of Independence Coffee tucked away in the quaint little town of Brenham, Texas.

"Hand selected, roasted, blended, and packaged 100% Arabica 'World Coffees and Teas'.  Our roastery is small by most standards, but we think this is a huge plus for us.  It allows us to keep the utmost quality controls in place when it comes to selection, packaging, and freshness."  -- Independence Coffee

Their roastery may be small, but Independence Coffee enjoys an online presence, and you can also find their coffees and teas in many large grocery stores like HEB and Whole Foods.  Their fair trade certified coffee is delicious.  We buy a bag every week from our local grocery store.  It's hard to pick which flavor is our favorite.  Madelyn's Backyard Pecan?  Toasted Coconut?  Pumpkin Spice?  Butter Cream?  Even their simple Breakfast Blend causes me to look forward to mornings.  This says a lot about their coffee.

Not only is Independence Coffee Fair Trade, when we purchase their coffee we receive the added satisfaction of shopping local.  Talk about a win-win.  The only time I've ever felt more organic, sustainable, and earth-friendly was when I bought a pair of used Toms.

When you choose Fair Trade, you are making your daily cup of coffee or tea go the extra mile.  You are voting with your dollars for a more ethical system of trade, one that protects and supports people on all ends of the supply chain - from the small family farmer in Peru or Indonesia or the tea leaf picker in India to the coffee shop owner in your hometown.  -- From Fair Trade USA

Independence coffee or teas would make great gifts or stocking stuffers for a spouse, co-workers, or older children.  If your company gives corporate gifts during Christmas, make your gift count with this delicious coffee! Right now if you buy 5 bags you get a bag free.

To see if there is a store near you that sells Independence Coffee, go HERE. 

Have you ever tried Independence Coffee?  If so, what flavor is your favorite?  Got any other fair trade coffee companies you'd like to brag about during this series on shopping with purpose?

4 comments:

Marla Taviano said...

Yes!! http://threestorycoffee.com Yummy coffee, fair trade, proceeds go to great causes!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Wonderful!! Love coffee...love for what THIS coffee does....NOW...NEED a cuppa!

Jamie said...

This sounds great. We also love Gobena...100% of their profit goes to orphan care and it is also fair trade and organic. http://gobena.org

Brandon and April said...

Must brag on sweetmarias.com. They claim they go above and beyond fair trade standards. They personally go to the coffee farms and you can read about each farm that your coffee is coming from and see pictures of the people harvesting your coffee. Plus, we love roasting our own coffee and they provide organic green coffee beans!