Journal — Education

A cup of coffee and a bit of peace and quiet

A cup of coffee and a bit of peace and quiet Posted by Lauren Scaroni on
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm that can come in moments of silent gratitude or prayer. It is a way of getting very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them. The 21st of September is International Day of Peace. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideas of peace.

Montville Coffee Staff Discuss ‘Why Fairtrade?’

Montville Coffee Staff Discuss ‘Why Fairtrade?’ Posted by Lauren Scaroni on As Fairtrade Fortnight came to a close last week, our staff took some time to reflect on what it means to us to be part of the Fairtrade movement. It is far too easy to get caught up in the day to day happenings of the workplace and the hard things around us.

Climate Change

Climate Change Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Like you, we care about what’s going on with climate change. It’s an issue that can seem so big that it’s insurmountable and you can be fooled into thinking that small acts won’t make any real difference. But we believe it’s up to each of us to do what we can – to recycle, to decrease our use of fossil fuels, and to buy products that are environmentally sustainable.

Choose the world you want.

Choose the world you want. Posted by Karen Barnett on Since the pandemic, we know that the way everyone sees the world has changed. Research* tells us that two out of three Australians believe that businesses (like us) should be doing more to solve societal problems in tough times.

Sean's top tips for making better coffee at home

Sean's top tips for making better coffee at home Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Need some tips to liven up your coffee experience at home? Sean our expert roaster has selected his four top tips for making better coffee at home. Check out this short and simple video for tip number one and keep your eyes peeled for more tips to come. Tip #1 Grind Fresh Coffee

 

A little snippet of the story in your cup

A little snippet of the story in your cup Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Everyone involved in coffee production carries out any number of simple to complicated processes every single day to ensure the consistency and quality of the end product. Here is a little snippet of one of those process that starts all the way back at origin and finishes in the roasting shed at Montville Coffee.

The challenges of solving human rights abuses

The challenges of solving human rights abuses Posted by Lauren Scaroni on In the long term, if we are really going to mitigate human rights abuses in global supply chains, legislation is needed. Voluntary initiatives like certifications are not sufficient to solve human rights abuses.

Fairtrade tackles root causes and systemic issues that result in Child Labour

Fairtrade tackles root causes and systemic issues that result in Child Labour Posted by Lauren Scaroni on It is estimated that 98 million children work in agriculture, and many of them do not attend school, have little time to play and do not receive proper nutrition or care. Often this work is hazardous and exploitative.

Understanding The Coffee Supply Chain

Understanding The Coffee Supply Chain Posted by Lauren Scaroni on To stay abreast of developments in the global coffee sector Montville Coffee has reviewed and responded to the 2020 Coffee Barometer article and the 2020 Coffee Development article. 

 

The Social Contract at Montville Coffee

The Social Contract at Montville Coffee Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Today we started a dialogue at Montville Coffee about the ‘Social Contract’ in our workplace in recognition of World Health and Safety Day at Work on the 28th of April.

Meet the Maker Conversation

Meet the Maker Conversation Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Karen Barnett features in Sunshine Valley Gazette. Founder Karen Barnett roasts Certified Organic and Fairtrade specialty coffee for distribution to coffee lovers around Australia.

Easter. It means all sorts of things for different people.

Easter. It means all sorts of things for different people. Posted by Lauren Scaroni on According to the CSIRO, the average Australian consumes 32kg of chocolate every year and as our appetite continues to grow, Fairtrade is tirelessly working with key industry players to enable them to source large volumes of sustainable produced cocoa (more sales = more benefits for farmers).