Bloomingfoods just received a lovely holiday greeting from our friends at Equal Exchange. They wished us a happy holiday and informed us that Bloomingfoods' bulk "fair trade" coffee sales this year were sufficient to permit 10 farming families in developing countries to enjoy levels of health, education, and environmental stewardship which have traditionally been no more than a dream to coffee farmers. We're very happy to share this news with all our customers, whose purchases made this possible. May we all imagine and work toward a world in which "fair trade" becomes a redundant expression only because trade with all growers is conducted in a way that is fair and respectful.
'Tis the season for making merry, and for many of us that means feasting with family and friends. So, to help you with your holiday entertaining, East Store cheese manager Amber Towne and wine buyer Seth Grady offer the following suggestions for delicious cheese, wine, and beer pairings. Enjoy!
We’re very proud of the coffee selections we offer to you coffee drinkers out there. Have you tried them all? Have you seen the shiny, new bulk coffee display? You don’t know what a good time is until you’ve deconstructed and installed a coffee display at midnight with Pete, Mac, Nicki, Earnie & Meg!
Our local coffees come from these fine folks:
Bloomington Coffee Roasters : Bloomington Coffee Roasters is a small batch roaster located right here in Bloomington. “We are a young company that is part of a new generation of roasters who are striving to make a positive difference in the coffee industry.” 100% Fair Trade, 100% Organic, 100% Delicious!