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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fair trade coffee - from Cuzco?


Saw this at the Second Cup today:


Question for the Peruvians: do people really make certifiably organic, fair-trade coffee in Cuzco? Or are Second Cup just using the name "Cuzco" cos that placename makes people think of big hilltop cities and smiling vendors of crafts?

Would I be providing a superior income to nice peasant farmers by buying it?

Yeah, I'm a bit jaded and cynical.

1 comment:

  1. do people really make certifiably organic, fair-trade coffee in Cuzco?

    Yes. Cusco is a region as well as being a city. Plenty of coffee grown there

    Or are Second Cup just using the name "Cuzco" cos that placename makes people think of big hilltop cities and smiling vendors of crafts?

    No. Well maybe for gringo marketing purposes, but see above

    Would I be providing a superior income to nice peasant farmers by buying it?

    Probably.

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