BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 9, 2010 –Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories respectively. The competition, which is a specialized tasting to assess coffee quality, capped off three years of intensive quality training for farmers and was attended by high-ranking Brazilian and U.S.
Oakland, Calif., October 26, 2010 – Leading specialty tea purveyor Numi Organic Tea honors Fair Trade Month through a long-standing commitment to supporting tea growers and workers. The purchase of Fair Trade Certified teas helps Numi provide sustainable livelihoods for tea growers, who can in turn feed their families, send their children to school and have adequate access to healthcare, education and other fundamental needs.