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Free fair trade coffee & tea
Free fair trade coffee & tea

Free fair trade coffee & tea

have just recieved mine,applied 2 days ago.I also recieved 5 postcards & 5 bookmarks,as well as my sachets....

Join FOCD - Recommend a Friend: As a Friend of Cafédirect you can spread the word to others about Cafédirect products and also about how they can make a positive difference to the lives of Cafédirect growers by buying Cafédirect drinks in the future.

You can either email a friend recommending the Cafédirect website or you can actually recommend Cafédirect drinks and send out samples to your friends so they can also enjoy great tasting tea and coffee. This sample pack consists of 5 sticks of 5065 Freeze Dried Coffee, 5 Teadirect Tea Bags and 1 Consumer Leaflet with more information about Cafédirect. You can send one sample pack to each friend.

They also sell fair trade gift packs.

Free samples now out of stock - 14:03 thu 21/09/06
- janesc

17 Comments

Thanks hotscot

voted HOT HOT HOT!!!

Dont get it??.....so YOU dont get any smaples, just your friends you recommend then???

sent samples to my brother... he likes his coffee... nice find

spenspuma.....sign up as your partner (make one up if you are lonely ) then send one to yourself.

Dear me, Holmes was never going to worry about your smarts...lol

I am boycotting Freetrade, so that's not for me

Good find, though!

thanks for this hotscot :thumbsup:

Kommunist

I am boycotting Freetrade, so that's not for me :)Good find, though!



why??????????

HEs a communist,,,,.....its his way

steveuk

why??????????


For two reasons:

1. I believe that this practice can damage grower's income. Imagine that coffee price went seriously up (so growers would initially get more money). As a consequence, there will be less sales. Less sales mean less growers would be able to sell their stuff. Less sales equals more powerty for those in the industry. And if price hike will be big enough then someone in this country can actually decide to grow it up here, because investment into infrastructure can be justified. Which mean - no income for poor contries at all (from coffee export, of course).
2. Freetrade IMHO has nothing to do with ethics - this is just another marketing technique. Imagine that you have product to sell but market is already overcrowded. So what you do is to advertise it as "ethical" and then you have your own niche.

Of course, this is very brief explanation And nothing to do with communism

bit like the whole organic debate?
i dont drink coffee anyway so it doesnt matter. but free coffee is very good.

Thanks hotscot

Original Poster

Kommunist

For two reasons:1. I believe that this practice can damage grower's … For two reasons:1. I believe that this practice can damage grower's income. Imagine that coffee price went seriously up (so growers would initially get more money). As a consequence, there will be less sales. Less sales mean less growers would be able to sell their stuff. Less sales equals more powerty for those in the industry. And if price hike will be big enough then someone in this country can actually decide to grow it up here, because investment into infrastructure can be justified. Which mean - no income for poor contries at all (from coffee export, of course).2. Freetrade IMHO has nothing to do with ethics - this is just another marketing technique. Imagine that you have product to sell but market is already overcrowded. So what you do is to advertise it as "ethical" and then you have your own niche. Of course, this is very brief explanation And nothing to do with communism



Sorry,i disagree,these companies are inspected regulary,to be awarded fair trade cert,and that a fair wage is paid to workers,growers etc....,my hubby is from Kenya ,so me and family always buy fair trade as a matter of principle,i've included a link if anyone interested....:thumbsup:

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Hm... I am just re-reading what I wrote and can't find anything related to what you stating? I do not claim they are scammers or that they are stealing money from growers. Sorry if it wasn't clear from my message.
What I do oppose is their marketing tactics and nothing more (for reasons stated above).

As to principles, I am in principle buying Tesco own brand coffee as it is much cheaper than competition (of whatever brand) and is excellent.

Banned

The price doesn't increase since with FairTrade the middle men get a smaller cut and the growers get a larger percentage, as it should be.

The farmers will still gain to earn lots of money in the long term because the demand for coffee (at all price levels) is constantly increasing both in the Western World and 3rd world countries.

Increasingly people are demanding coffee of higher quality.


Read all this in an article of the economist some months ago.

The price doesn't increase since with FairTrade the middle men get a … The price doesn't increase since with FairTrade the middle men get a smaller cut and the growers get a larger percentage, as it should be.

I do not want to enter discussion about macro level economics, so let's go down to local economy. Have you loooked at prices on Freetrade and "unethical" coffee at your local supermarket? At least in Tesco's Freetrade is significantly more expensive than the competition. And it
is not just coffee, it also applies to bananas and the rest.
Also do remember that Freetrade's market share is next to nothing compared to competition so they do not have (yet) significant influence on market price.

The farmers will still gain to earn lots of money in the long term … The farmers will still gain to earn lots of money in the long term because the demand for coffee (at all price levels) is constantly increasing both in the Western World and 3rd world countries.

Demands are unpredictable things, you know. There are many things that can influence demand on luxuries (and coffee is still luxury, not necessity). Such as petrol prices for example.

Increasingly people are demanding coffee of higher quality

And what exactly it has to do with Freetrade? You can buy great coffee from Nestle or Kenco (possibly).

On my personal pennycounting matter, I'd rather support supermarkets than "ethical" traders. I know this view is not really popular

its a tough issue. the way i see it. people dont care where it comes from. they want whats cheapest. look at manufacturing in this country. would people pay alot more for a car if it was build in the uk?
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