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Coffee Spotlight: Oakland Organic High-Altitude Andean Whole Bean Blend

 

 

Our High Altitude Andean Whole Bean Blend combines organic, fair-trade beans from Peru and Bolivia into a 100% compostable package. As the beans from each source have their own distinct characteristics, we roast them separately for optimal taste. The result is a consistently delicious cup of coffee with smooth chocolate overtones and bold earthy flavors.

 

 

About the company

Oakland Coffee Works was born out of the pursuit of making a damn good cup of coffee. But it’s not just about making great coffee, it’s about doing business differently. It’s about uniting our passion for coffee, the environment, and community to make a difference in world. Deciding to follow our passion has lead to ten exciting years’ of experimentation with roasting, innovations in packaging, expert consultations, and rigorous testing as we search for the highest quality cup of sustainably grown organic coffee.

Operating with respect for the environment is built into the fabric not just of our company but into us as individuals. We want to ensure the circle of production is in its healthiest state, because we think there’s always something that can be done to improve the world we share. That’s why we strive to truly innovate and improve our products and practices as Oakland Coffee grows.

 

 

Company: Oakland
Brand: Organic High-Altitude Andean Whole Bean Blend
Slogan: Oakland
Origin: US
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 12 oz.
Claims: Organic, fair-trade, 100% compostable package.
Variants: View product range here
Price: $12.99
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: http://oaklandcoffee.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: ZICO 100% Organic Fair Trade Natural

 

 

ZICO® 100% Organic Coconut Water is a USDA-certified Organic, Fair Trade, not-from-concentrate coconut water. With nothing added and nothing removed, ZICO 100% Organic coconut water allows you to do good with every sip.

Now available at select retailers in LA, OK, TX, and NY.  Check back for updated information on national availability.

 

 

Benefits

With ZICO Fair Trade organic coconut water you are enjoying the best of nature today, and helping build a better tomorrow for local Philippine farming communities.  With every pack you are supporting fair crop prices, community development projects, and the economic well-being of farmers and producers.

Never sweetened, ZICO® Premium Coconut Water ™ naturally supports hydration with five electrolytes including as much potassium as a banana.  Coconut water is naturally fat, gluten, and cholesterol free, which means when you crack open a delicious ZICO, you’re making a choice that you can feel good about.

 

 

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About the company

The story of ZICO Premium Coconut Water ® begins in Central America, where, while volunteering with the Peace Corps, founder Mark Rampolla took notice that the locals regularly drank sweet coconut water for replenishment.

Back in the States, in 2004, Mark left his corporate career to create ZICO Premium Coconut Water, initially selling it out of a van to New York City yoga studios. He couldn't make it quickly enough; customers were hooked on its refreshing taste and hydrating benefits.

The story goes on to Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where our suppliers source coconuts from hundreds of local farmers and work directly with coconut plantations - many that have been in families for generations to bring you crisp, delicious ZICO.

Our story continues with you. We're passionate about finding ways to help everyone achieve the balance they need throughout the day, and think ZICO's hydration benefits can be one small step towards that balance, whether you seek them out in your cubicle, at the kitchen table, after a run, or in a moment to yourself.

 

 

Company: ZICO
Brand:  100% Organic Fair Trade Natural
Slogan:  ZICO
Origin: US
Category: Coconut Water
Packaging:  16.9 fl oz.
Claims:  USDA organic, not from concentrate coconut water.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://zico.com/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Quinola Mothergrain Express Quinoa

 

 

Nutritious and easy, you can prepare a healthy and delicious meal in next to no time! Reheats in a microwave in only 90 seconds for a hot side to replace rice, pasta or spuds. Or you can enjoy it cold. Just pour out pack contents into a bowl and add whatever you have to hand for a filling salad. Add some fruit and raw veg with a dash of lime or open a tin of tuna to mix in. The recipes are endless.

Our Express Quinoa recipes have won numerous awards, including several Great Taste gold stars and overall winner of the Store Cupboard category at the 2015 FreeFrom Awards.

 

 

Two Organic Quinoa Mixes.

Pearl & Black Quinoa Mix : not only does the black quinoa add a beautiful and unusual colour to your plate, but its crunchier texture gives the mix an extra kick. Click here to see the nutrition and ingredients panel

Pearl & Red Quinoa Mix : the red quinoa adds a more pronounced nutty flavour to the mix that perfectly accentuates the smooth quinoa taste. Click here to see the nutrition and ingredients panel

 

 

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Two Organic Quinoa Recipes.

Spicy Mexican : A meal in its own right, this recipe has a punch to it that hits the spot every time. Not so spicy that it over rides the taste of the ingredients but just enough to wake up the taste buds. Click here to see the nutrition and ingredients panel

Split peas : The split peas add a perfect roundness to the quinoa. The instant  on to a healthy side with veg. And let’s be honest : it’s not every day you eat split peas. Click here to see the nutrition and ingredients panel

 

 

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About the company

Quinola was created to bring some super tasty new flavours to your kitchen and make being healthier that little bit easier. By the way it also helps a whole load of Peruvian farmers, several handicapped people in France and the environment generally.

After 17 years as a fund manager in London and Paris, the world economy (quite correctly) decided it needed a few less people in banking (for the record I was never in the vampire squid category).

We decided to invest the redundancy cheque wisely and headed off travelling as a family for the best part of a year. Alice was 9 years old, George 7 and Oscar 3.

Before setting off I decided that a change of direction was needed. That my energy and creativity should be channelled towards helping the poor get richer rather than helping the rich get richer. It was with this is mind that I set off looking for a suitable product that I could start a fairtrade business with.

It was whilst in Peru that we discovered the delights of quinoa. The kids loved its texture and taste, especially relative to the other two local staples of overcooked rice and sun blackened potatoes.

It was only on arriving in Australia that I discovered its ‘superfood’ qualities and the choice of product was sealed.

Altiplans aims to be a deeply ethical company. We not only work directly with the smallholders of Cabana in Peru, but also employ mentally handicapped people to do the packing in France. We also ensure that the product is not only organic, but sustainably so.

 

 

Company: Quinola
Brand: Express
Origin: UK
Category: Prepared Meals
Packaging: 250g
Claims: Microwave re-heatable, fair trade, gluten free.organic
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: UK, Store Locator
Website: http://quinola.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Bramo Coffee

 

 

revolutionizing the way we prepare and think about coffee

 

Bramo is a handcrafted cold brew coffee concentrate carefully prepared by steeping our personally selected fair trade organic coffee beans in cold water for just the right amount of time to extract all the coffee’s natural flavors.  Our concentrate is packed in a convenient 2-ounce single serve pouch for easy travel and preparation. Bramo’s roast, process and attention to detail creates a concentrate that when simply added to cold or hot water serves up the most astounding cup of coffee.  

Bramo coffee is available in Original, Espresso Roast, Whole Bean Vanilla, and Raw Cacao.

 

 

The search for the perfect cup of coffee

Bramo has scoured the US and abroad to experience more hot and cold coffee and espresso beverages then we could have dreamed.  Like many coffee lovers, we also have had countless unfortunate situations where there was simply no good coffee to be found; whether on a plane, in a hotel, on the road, at home or at work. Armed with knowledge, experience and a passion to deliver a high quality organic product, we began to carefully select beans, roasters and build recipes while being conscious of what our bodies consume as well as how things are consumed in today’s lifestyle.

Our patience for perfection drove us to spend countless hours developing our recipes. Our cold brew delivers a coffee that does not taste burnt or acidic that forces people to mask the flavor with cream and sugar.  Although every coffee can be enjoyed with cream, milk or sugar, we want to make our coffee so good you want to drink it black.

Once we mastered our cold brew recipe, we didn’t want to stop at having the best tasting cold brew on the market, but we wanted to provide a product to accommodate today’s lifestyle.  We produced a product that is easy, environmentally conscious and that could be taken anywhere with ease and without sacrificing quality.   We can't imagine a day without amazing coffee.  Bramo created the pouch that is simple as ZIP, RIP and POUR to hold our handcrafted organic cold brew coffee concentrate.

 

 

About the company

Bramo supports organic farming and the elimination of pesticides by using only organic ingredients. Our fair trade practices help to support empowering family farmers and workers by enriching the lives of those struggling with poverty.

Our pouches are environmentally conscious.  Stand up pouches have a much smaller environmental footprint than the rigid bottles.  Our pouches mean less and lighter packaging, less fuel used in manufacturing, transportation, and recycling, and less plastic waste in turn lowering our carbon footprint.  Bramo also brings back the tap.  Our coffee concentrate can be mixed with filtered tap water so that no plastic bottles need to be used.

 

 

Company: Bramo Coffee
Brand:  Bramo Coffee
Slogan:  Coffee for your lifestyle
Origin: US
Category: Coffee
Packaging:  59ml
Claims:  Handcrafted, fair trade, organic.
Variants: View product range here
Price:  $19.99
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.bramocoffee.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Rebbl Maca Mocha

 

 

Maca

Maca root is the premier Andean adaptogen, traditionally used to enhance vitality, stamina and energy in the harsh, high-altitude central Peruvian plateau. This super-herb is a favorite of elite athletes and anyone motivated to push their bodies to the limit of their potential.

 

 

Uncompromising

Our singular maca extract is produced through a patented process resulting from years of scientific research, by a world leader in environmental and social responsibility. Every maca root used by REBBL is purchased through a direct relationship with the grower families through a unique fair exchange program.

 

 

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About the company

REBBL is about a different path. Standing for something. Rewriting the old rules. Looking left when the rest of the world is looking right. It’s about knowing your truth and living with purpose. You deserve to have it, whatever it is. You deserve to feel great at every turn. Be REBBL. Drink different. Never settle.

Who?

REBBL’s unique products were developed by two friends. They had often wondered, “Why can’t we buy what we want to drink? Where are the products that are as good as what comes from our own kitchen?” The answer to their own questions was REBBL – Roots Extracts Berries Bark and Leaves.

What?

Every bottle of REBBL is a celebration of the traditional Super-herb wisdoms refined over millennia, that are only now being openly shared, studied and embraced globally. Thousands of years of collective intelligence is captured in every bottle to deliver you pure, potent, delicious good health.

How?

Every REBBL recipe starts with a meticulous process of sorting through hundreds of the world’s super-herb growers, and artisan ingredient producers to identify the key ingredients with the integrity, the story and the efficacy to be called REBBL

 

 

Company: Rebbl
Brand:  Maca Mocha
Slogan:  Awaken, De-stress, De-energize
Origin:  US
Category:  Beverage: Energy
Packaging:  354ml
Claims:  USDA Organic, soy free, dairy free
Variants:  View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy:  US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.rebbltonic.com/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: NUCO Organic Coconut Vinegar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the company

I grew up in the Philippines, mainly in the area of Metro Manila where the coconut industry is of vital importance to millions of its people. Our family saw poverty and viewed firsthand the struggle of the Filipino coconut farmer. Although we were fortunate to thrive, the desperate and unjust wages coconut farmers were paid, tugged at our hearts. We made it our mission to change and positively alter the economic landscape of the Filipino farmer. As a result, NUCO organic and natural coconut products were born.

 

It is among the country’s leading export.

• 23% of the Philippine population is somehow directly or indirectly involved in the coconut industry.

• More than 90% of those working in the coconut industry live below the poverty line. Tragically millions of Filipino coconut farmers are trapped in working poverty,considered modern day slaves. They are paid paltry wages, not because their product has so little value, but because the value is added later in the production chain.

 

 

Company: NUCO
Brand:  Organic Coconut Vinegar
Slogan:  NUCO
Origin: US
Category:  Condiments
Packaging: 237ml
Claims: Organic, fair trade, rich in Amino Acids, vegan, gluten free
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.nucoconut.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Prospectors Cold Brew

 

 

Welcome! We are a Grand Rapids based coffee company serving only the best organic fair trade Cold Brewed Coffees and coffee concentrates for the true coffee lover’s discerning taste.

 

 

EVERYDAY OFFERINGS

 

Original - Like your standard iced coffee but so much better. Simply the best. No sugars, no calories, yet surprisingly sweet and refreshing.

Extra Strength - Would you like to add a shot of espresso to that? If you need an extra Kick to your day then this is what you're looking for.

Almond Milk - The same strength as the original but with a splash of non-gmo almond milk to add a delightful nutty flavor without any extra calories.

 

 

SEASONAL OFFERING

Pumpkin Spice

Thoughout the year, we at Prospectors Cold Brew Coffee will be introducing a unique seasonal flavor to our standard line up. This winter season we are serving up Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee.

This is great right out of the bottle or warmed up (try it with a little rum for a very pleasant evening).

 

 

About the company

Coffee is supposed to be simple. This truth led two grade-school friends to create a simple and healthy beverage for the true coffee lover’s discerning taste.

Through Prospectors proprietary cold brew process, organic Fair Trade beans and fresh mint are steeped in filtered water for 16 hours, exciting the bean's natural flavor while eliminating acidity and bitterness.  The result? A crisp, smooth coffee exuding tones of fruit and chocolate – with a slightly smoky, refreshing finish.

Simple roots and a patient process results in this cup of gold.
Enjoy Prospectors on all your journeys!

 

 

Company: Prospectors Cold Brew
Brand:  Prospectors Cold Brew
Slogan:  A Swift Kick
Origin: US
Category:  Coffee
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Organic, fair trade
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.prospectorscoldbrew.com/

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Pure 7 Chocolate

 

 

Pure 7 Mission

Pure7 is devoted to providing artisan chocolate using the highest quality, organic, and all-natural ingredients to nourish the body. With honesty and integrity, we are intentional and accountable in all that we do, as we feed the world and our own families with chocolate. Through Pure7 chocolate, we hope to open your mind and change the way you think about food, with ingredients that you can pronounce on our labels. We hope to inspire you to live a healthier life by showing that eating can be both delicious and decadent. Pure7's mission is to help make our world a better place, one chocolate bar at a time.

 

 

 

 

About the company

Julie, through her passion for food, went in search of finding a chocolate that was both gourmet and healthy. When she couldn't find one, adventure and creativity guided Julie through her dreams of creating an organic raw chocolate, loaded with health benefits, without the junk. She brought raw chocolate to life in her Carlisle, MA farm house and Pure7 chocolate was born. Just pure. Free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten.

Carrie has been cooking delicious meals for friends and family for over 20 years. She has always had a passion for gourmet food and challenged herself to re-create favorite recipes at home but always made sure to use local, organic and high quality ingredients. Both having similar passions, she and Julie became fast friends and worked together in the farm kitchen to create a raw chocolate without refined sugars, gluten, dairy and soy.

Having many years of home culinary experience under her belt, Carrie easily took the role of Head Chocolatier. Since launching Pure7 Chocolate in October 2013, Carrie and Julie have been trained and mentored by a top chocolatier out of New York City and continue to bring to the world the healthiest, tastiest and highest quality chocolate worthy of not only the health conscious but also true chocolate connoisseurs.

 

 

Company: Pure 7 Chocolate
Brand:  Pure 7 Chocolate
Slogan:  Pure 7 Chocolate
Origin:  US
Category:  Chocolate
Packaging: 2oz.
Claims: Fair Trate Organic Cacao, USDA organic
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $6.99 each
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://pure7chocolate.com/index.html

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Earnest Eats Thrive Detoxifying Hot Cereal

 

 

 

 

turmeric beans & greens
our savory blend packed with protein and fiber from black beans, vitamins & minerals from dark greens, kale and spirulina, with a kick from turmeric and cayenne.
Enjoy anytime, or early evening meal as Step 3

 

We believe that whole, organic grains, nuts seeds, herbs and spices provide the necessary calories, fiber, fat and nourishment to power and satisfy you, supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes:

 

Support – Globe artichoke, Green Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger and Dandelion Root chosen to aid digestion and healthy liver function.
Eliminate – 8 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber from superfood grains, nuts and seeds to help your body’s natural processes so you can feel light & energized.
Elevate – Clean organic ingredients, free from wheat, added sugar, dairy and soy plus balanced nutrition to help your body hum.
 
Ingredients: SuperGrain Blend* (Rolled Oats*, Quinoa Flakes, Puffed Amaranth*), Dehydrated Pre-cooked Black Beans*, Pepitas*, Sunflower Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Kale Powder*, Spirulina*, Cinnamon*, Sea Salt, Turmeric*, Garlic Powder*, Cayenne Pepper*, Globe Artichoke Powder*, Dandelion Root Powder*
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About the Company
We bring fruits, nuts and other goodies together and let them be themselves, which means we leave them just how nature intended them. We don’t macerate, extrude or mush anything to a pulp. Baked in small batches in real kitchens, our foods are crafted with premium, whole food ingredients that you can see and taste in all their delicious and nourishing glory. So let’s make friends with food again, one nut at a time. Read More

 

 

 

 

Company: Earnest Eats
Brand: Earnest Eats
Origin: USA
Category: Cereal
Packaging: 60g
Claims: Organic, Non GMO, Fair Trade Certified, Antioxidants, Vegan
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: $47.00 (12 x 60g)
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: earnesteats.com

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Runa Orange Passion Clean Energy

 

 
CLEAN ENERGY DRINKS

An entirely new take on energy drinks. One can of Runa Clean Energy has 120 mg of caffeine, 650 mg of polyphenol antioxidants, and a clean, smooth taste. The kicker? It all comes naturally from a brewed leaf – not a lab.

 

 

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Orange Passion
With the perfect balance of citrus, sweet and tart, Orange Passion is a crowd favorite, especially since it has just 10 calories.

 

Ingredients
Organic Lemon Juice, Brewed organic guayusa (purified water and organic guayusa leaves**), organic mandarin flavor, organic passion fruit flavor, natural flavors, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

 

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About the Company
Runa was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.

Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.
Upon returning to college we teamed up to write the business plan for Runa. We entered and won several business plan competitions. After graduating from school we moved to Ecuador to begin working with local Kichwa communities to build a guayusa supply chain.

Together with these communities we envisioned a business that could share energizing, rich-tasting guayusa with the world – a business that would respect cultural traditions, support small farmers, and maintain the integrity of the Amazon rainforest. Runa now buys guayusa leaves from over 2,300 farming families. Those leaves are processed in a plant in Ecuador and then shipped to the U.S. where they are shared with a growing number of people.

Runa is proving that businesses in the Amazon can be good for the environment and the preservation of traditional cultural practices while supporting producers and connecting them to consumers around the world.

We couldn’t be more excited.

- Tyler and Dan
 

 

Company: Runa
Brand: Runa Clean Energy
Slogan: Focused Energy
Origin: USA
Category: Energy Drink
Packaging: 250ml can
Claims: Natural, Low Calorie, Non GMO, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Original, Berry, Orange Passion
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: runa.org

 

 

 

 

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