Though the prices on some fair trade items might be more expensive than some stores, the prices reflect the true value of the work and time the worker has put into making the product. From the chocolate we eat to the coffee we drink - these are simple ways we can show solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world and the work that they do.
Fair Trade Coffee
is available for purchase at the parish, in both regular and decaf.
Direct from the growers – “Juan Ana” coffee is produced by families in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. These small independent farmers have learned their trade in an area that has perfect altitude, climate and soil conditions for excellent coffee production. St. Joseph orders the coffee but all proceeds go directly to the people of San Lucas Toliman. Each 17 oz bag is $9.50 and comes in whole bean, whole bean dark roast or ground.
Peace Coffee Decaf Full City Roast. A pleasant, low acidity, sweet & mild decaf. Roast Level: Light-medium. Acidity: Medium, mild and slight. Body: Medium-low, thin and buttery. Aroma: Raisin, nutty & malty. Flavor Notes: Milk chocolate, golden raisin, roasted almond & cinnamon.
The growers are the Cooperativea Agaria Cafetalera Pangoa - Martin de Pangoa, Satipo, Peru. From Monika Firl, Cooperative Coffees Producer Relations Manager: "Panagoa coop offers a lot of serivices ot its members. They have serveral technical specialists on staff to offer training and technical assistance in all aspects of cultivation and harvesting, especially in organic production. All the children of the cooperative are provided with education from kindergarten up to secondary school." The cooperative was established in 1978 and its harvest time is July-September. Each ground or whole bean bag of decaf coffee is $9.50.
To purchase either regular or decaf stop by the Parish Office during business hours or contact Jason in the Parish Office. Coffee is periodically available for purchase after Mass at the Parish Center.