After the hullabaloo of Fairtrade Fortnight, let’s not let the dust settle or the grass grow too much under our feet. After all, we should support Fairtrade all year round. Want to know why exactly? Well, here’s an update from our Colombian coffee growers that gives you the real nitty-gritty, including the challenges they face and why Fairtrade is so important for them.
Love coffee? Yup, thought so. Love puddings? Okey dokey then, let’s put the two together and have double the fun. Tiramisu is not just for fancy Italian restaurants. And with a recipe this simple you don’t need to buy ready-made versions from the supermarkets. So, here we go, with easy peasy, quick-as-you-like Tiramisu! It’s just like making a creamy, coffee-flavoured, cake sandwich really…
We all know that time passes by far too quickly, so here’s a few suggestions about how to make those precious moments even more productive.
Sunday 18th is Mother’s Day and should be writ large in your calendar and your consciousness. First of all, you really shouldn’t be forgetting your own mummy on such an occasion. It is, after all, the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all the nappy-changing, nose-wiping, hand-holding and general mumsiness that she has supplied all these years. And yes, that includes the annoying stuff; it shows she cares!
As you (should) know by now, it’s just been Fairtrade Fortnight (keep up at the back!) and here at Fair Instant Towers we’ve been looking at how we can support this event after the event, so to speak. It’s worth remembering that, as well as having a cup of steaming Fair Instant, there are lots of other ways you can indulge with an easy conscience.
The name’s a bit of a giveaway but as you’ve probably guessed, Fair Instant is an instant coffee that carries the Fairtrade mark. These days we almost take it for granted that most good coffees are Fairtrade but it's still nice to know that as well as helping Save the Children, our coffee has been traded fairly too.
Fairtrade Fortnight takes place between 27 February – 11 March this year. But what’s it all about?