Journal

Kandanga Farm Store Cafe Tiramisu

Kandanga Farm Store Cafe Tiramisu Posted by Karen Barnett on Local organic farmer customers sell their produce to and through the Farm Store. The Farm Store Café, open 7 days, features Fairtrade Organic Montville Coffee and seasonal wholefood meals and cakes.

Women's School of Leadership: challenging the gender gap

Women's School of Leadership: challenging the gender gap Posted by Karen Barnett on Fairtrade set up the Women’s School of Leadership, in Cote D’Ivoire, to support female farmers to generate more income and give them the confidence and skills to set up businesses and be leaders.

Young people lead the adaptation to climate change in Fairtrade coffee

Young people lead the adaptation to climate change in Fairtrade coffee Posted by Kashmira Lal on Coffee is indeed very sensitive to temperature and humidity, which affect the crop’s phenology, reducing its quality and production. 

What we will be drinking this summer

What we will be drinking this summer Posted by Kashmira Lal on Balmy summer afternoons enjoying a chilled cold brew is what this summer is all about. This pure organic coffee is slowly brewed in pure filtered water creating a smoothness like no other and a naturally sweet flavour.

A full guide to gift giving for coffee lovers

A full guide to gift giving for coffee lovers Posted by Kashmira Lal on If you want to open up the world of Certified organic and Fairtrade coffee for your family and friends, let them experience it for themselves. 

The progression of the Montville Coffee Label over the past two decades

The progression of the Montville Coffee Label over the past two decades Posted by Karen Barnett on
The Montville Coffee logo has changed 3 times since the original kookaburra, which symbolised the connection between the sound of the Australian bush at dawn with brewing the first cup of certified Fairtrade Organic coffee.

Manual or electrical Grinder? Which one is best for your lifestyle?

Manual or electrical Grinder? Which one is best for your lifestyle? Posted by Kashmira Lal on If you’re spending the money on good coffee beans, you want to do that bean justice. Not only that but the amount of resources that goes into coffee beans we want to make the most of it.

Ben Smith, selfless barista and ambitious student pilot

Ben Smith, selfless barista and ambitious student pilot Posted by Kashmira Lal on It is an internal desire to help out and to make sure that everyone else is happy. It is work that I love to do. It is a sense of family, it involves the well-being of others and yourself. On a macro scale, Fairtrade is taking care of farmers and thinking of those who may be less fortunate than ourselves.

Interview with a Sumatran Fairtrade compliance support officer

Interview with a Sumatran Fairtrade compliance support officer Posted by Kashmira Lal on Education for women is something that is very well accepted in Sumatra. This is the reason why there are many cooperatives run by women or employing many women.

Hand made chocolate and Fairtrade coffee - a match made in heaven

Hand made chocolate and Fairtrade coffee - a match made in heaven Posted by Kashmira Lal on It almost sounds too good to be true, or something that we had in a dream one night, but here we are, with a match made in heaven!

NEW Recyclable coffee bags and better labels

NEW Recyclable coffee bags and better labels Posted by Kashmira Lal on The overarching goal of the covenant is to phase out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging

Global innovation and change program SPRUNGG

Global innovation and change program SPRUNGG Posted by Karen Barnett on In this blog, we share an interview between Design-Led Innovator, Collaborator and Global Strategist, Jacqueline Wilson-Smith and Founding Director of Montville Coffee, Karen Barnett.