If humanity is going to transition into an era of sustainability, we are going to have to balance profit with protecting the planet. For sixteen years Salt Spring Coffee has been doing exactly this through our environmentally and socially-minded business practices, but also through our involvement with many non-profits and charities over the years. One significant move we recently made was to join 1% for the Planet, a global movement […]
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We’d like to share some information with you about the direction that Salt Spring Coffee is taking and a decision we have made. We have decided to close the Main Street Coffee House permanently, effective Monday, November 19, 2012.
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We’re walking toward a group of farms and even from a distance you can see that one stands out. Its coffee plants are full of fruit and are fuller and more robust than the crops growing on neighbouring fields. A farmer named Paco works this small plot of land near the village of Tsachopen, Peru, and his farm is an example of what can be done with the careful investment of time — and a truly fair price for the coffee beans his lush and shiny plants will eventually yield.
We’ve done a lot of direct trade work in Nicaragua in recent years, which is why it’s no surprise that this large Central American country is one our favourites to visit. Visiting Nicaragua for the first time is a humbling and jarring experience. In Nicaragua they depend on coffee and there’s nothing quite like a trip to the northeastern part of the country to drive that home.