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Good Taste Cafe

Fairtrade Cafe now open serving coffee, tea and cakes! The newest addition to our shop is the Good Taste Cafe, serving Fairtrade tea, coffee, cakes and snacks everyday 10.30am – 3.30pm.  So why have we added a cafe to our shop? We wanted to offer our customers a place of community where they can relax…
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Say Hello to Rob

In the next instalment of our “Meet the Team” series, we chat to doctor turned director (and accounting whizz) Rob Coleman.  Although not often behind the counter, when he is in the shop Rob loves nothing more than a good ‘reorganise’ and it’s always intriguing to see where things have been moved to after his…
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Lucy’s Favourite Fair Trade Tea Loaf

This is possibly one of my all time favourite cakes, I have loved it for as long as I can remember. My mum made it so much when we were growing up and I think even now it would always be my cake of choice. This recipe It’s so simple to make and eat, and…
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Good Taste profits help provide Nigerian orphanage with clean water

We were delighted to receive this report from TASTE which explains how our profits have been used to provide clean water and kitchen facilities at The City of Refuge Orphanage in Nigeria. The Orphanage set up as a result of the inflow of children displaced from the Northeast. The Northeast is a ministry ground and…
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Plastic Free July

Plastic, it’s become a dirty word. But it’s not plastic that is actually the problem, it’s us. It’s our excessive consumption of it. We have become addicted as a society to the convenience of single-use plastic. And the thing about addictions is they are hard to break. Over the last few decades, seeing our fruit…
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Fairtrade Chocolate Pavlova

This chocolate pavlova is possibly the perfect dessert for  your Easter lunch! Deliciously soft, sweet, chocolatey meringue topped with whipped cream and raspberries, it’s the dessert of any chocolate lovers dreams! A Nigella Lawson recipe, given a fair trade twist – this is easy to make and even easier to eat! Watch as it disappears…
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Pots de Crème au Chocolat

A French inspired chocolate recipe given the fair trade treatment today! This simple recipe is perfect when you need a dessert that will impress at a dinner party. Originally from ‘The Times Calendar Cookbook’ by Katie Stewart, this recipe is a favourite of Jenny’s and has been served to many friends over the years. Ingredients:…
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Fair Trade Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

We promised you chocolate recipes so here is our first one to help you celebrate a chocolate filled fair trade Fortnight. This double chocolate loaf cake is easy to make and even more delicious to eat. It’s the perfect tea time treat! I made my cake with the help of my sous-chef Grace who you…
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Fair Trade Stocking Fillers!

Here are our top 10 Christmas gifts under £5 – perfect for stocking fillers or little ‘extras’ under the tree. Or why not combine a selection and make a fair trade hamper? 1. Bamboo Socks – £4.95 Our famously soft bamboo socks might actually be the best stocking filler ever! Everyone needs a new pair…
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Spotlight on Swaziland

We have recently started selling some beautiful products from Swaziland, and wanted to find out more about this tiny country as we seek to better understand the lives of the producers we are supporting. 80% of Swaziland’s population live in rural areas, generally working in agriculture and over half live on less that $2 a…
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