29 Sep '14, 12pm

Fair Trade Coffee and K-Cups. A world of contradictions. #coffee

Fair Trade Coffee and K-Cups. A world of contradictions. #coffee

K-Cups filled with fair trade coffee – an ecological contradiction. In centuries to come, a thick layer of discarded K-Cups will be unearthed by archaeologists digging through our garbage dumps. The K-Cup layer will identify the period beginning in 2005. As they dust off the lids of these spent, discarded cups, one of the archeologists will begin to laugh. Why? He will have read the faded print on the lid...”Fair Trade Coffee”. The joke is real. How can we support responsible, sustainable growing and processing practices with the fair trade coffee system, and then package the coffee in plastic cups which with add to our landfills? It’s the market, of course... There is no real surprise here. Corporations will always find way to repackage basic products in such a way as to make more money. This is exactly what happens with K-Cups and their equivalents. Ground coffee is prep...

Full article: http://www.coffeedetective.com/k-cups.html

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