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The Ethical Conversation

Care Ethical coffee sometimes feels like a meaningless label to me, an effort to up-sell a product much like organic labeling with food or cosmetics.When I think of the word ethical, I think full circle ethical evolution.Much like the male dominated food industry, women have been excluded in the coffee industry for too long. As an aromatherapist who works with raw material and texture and smell, and who roasts pretty much the same way, I see female exclusion as a…

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The Wonderful World Of Coffee Antiques

I was interviewed by Jenn Chen on Sprudge about my coffee story, and the article was published yesterday. I’m reproducing it here for your reading pleasure. “I remember a big scandal because McDonald’s was serving coffee with a little bitty teaspoon for your sugar and people were using it for drugs.” I’m speaking with antique expert Terry Kovel, whose story about the ill-fated McDonald’s teaspoon has become the stuff of legend. Though the spoon had a short production lifespan in the 1970s,…

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