Sainsburys basics range now includes Fairtrade ground coffee.
A 227g pack costs £1.29. Normally you need to spend £2 or more for a pack of Fairtrade cofffee like this.
It is made from only African robusta beans, and medium roasted (the strength
rating is 3).
The packet describes the style as "smooth & mellow" and the taste as
"cloves and earthy with chocolate biscuits" (!). I haven't tried any yet.
It continues: "Our supplier has been sourcing and roasting our coffee
since 1911. The FAIRTRADE mark guarantees that the farmers who grow the
coffee in our basics blend receive a fair price for the coffee that
they grow. In addition we pay a Fairtrade Premium which the farmers
use to invest in social, educational and environmental projects in their
community." www fairtrade.org.ukhttp://kaffee.netfirms.com/Coffee/robustavsarabica.html
arabica beans make coffee that tastes nicer, but robusta beans are