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Yo voy blogeando de Costa Rica! I sincerely appologize to all the true Spanish speakers in the world, but I am greatly enjoying the mix of cultures, languages, and backgrounds at this weeklong Fair Trade Business Conference in Costa Rica. We have people here from 17 countries, representing Fair Trade coffee, fruit and sugar producers, exporters, and various Fair Trade organizations. We've been speaking in a mix of Spanish, English, French and Italian... and literally on the go from 7am until nearly midnight as I type this.
Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil! My name is Laura Ann, and I have been in Brazil for the past few weeks working on The Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition and other activities with Brazilian Fair Trade Certified Coffee Producers. A true highlight of my time here was having the wonderful opportunity to visit Associação Dos Costas with fellow TransFair USA staff a
Holiday cooking and eating does not have to be just about big, main dishes. Some of the best times of the season can be had with intimate pot lucks with friends, get-togethers where the main fare is made up of appetizers and cocktails, and let's not forget football watching parties where the grub served is mouth-watering delicious! Fortunately, Fair Trade can help make all of these events even more meaningful.