Tanzanian Coffee Withdrawl

Aug 29th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Tanzanian Coffee Withdrawl

Just finished up the last of the Tanzanian coffee we brought back and the withdrawl symptoms are beginning!! Any good sources for mail order/Fair Trade coffee a plus? Tried Googling, but was overwhelmed.
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Aug 29th, 2006, 03:59 PM
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I don't have an answer to your question, but you have answered one for my husband! Just today he was worrying that we wouldn't have good coffee available in Tanzania. (We leave in two days... I'm excited...) ~o)
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Aug 29th, 2006, 05:09 PM
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I DON'T DRINK COFFEE BUT BOUGHT 12 LBS FOR PEOPLE AT HOME TRY THIS SITE http://www.batianpeakcoffee.com/
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Aug 29th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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thanks purple. wildebeestus, thanks for posting the question--I had been thinking the same thing.
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Aug 29th, 2006, 06:42 PM
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This is where we get our coffee: http://www.thanksgivingcoffee.com/
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Aug 30th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Purple,
Thanks, am trying Peaberry - what a nice surprise to get a Grand Opening 25% discount. Appreciated the link! Deb
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Aug 30th, 2006, 06:42 AM
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Nevermind, Have bookmarked your Fair Trade coffee vendor link for next time. Thanks a bunch! Deb
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Aug 30th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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Wildebeestus...we are going to Tanzania on Setember..which is a good coffee to buy? Thanks!
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Aug 30th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Virginia, The Arusha airport sold 1 pound bags, various flavors and some with spices from Zanzibar, mmmmmmmmmm good!!!! They made great gifts, but don't last long... Perhaps another Fodorite will know a good place for you.
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Aug 30th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Hi,

I've previously read an interesting and inspiring story about David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson (The first black man in baseball's major league).

David returned back to Tanzania and started Sweet Unity Farms. His goal was to ensure that the farmers are able to sell coffee directly to consumers.

I have not ordered coffee from here but I bet its very good. Please check them out at --

www.sweetunityfarms.com

I will post the story below in a separate section.
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Aug 30th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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Hi,

Please read this inspiring article about David Robinson. The article was published in the Washington Post by Lynne Duke, Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 4, 2005;

http://tinyurl.com/hp9g8
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Aug 30th, 2006, 02:33 PM
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Serengeti, Delighted to order from such an enterprising operation. The link to the story didn't work, but there was a bit of a blurb on the website. To make it easy, was able to use paypal. Appreciated the response!!! Deb
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Aug 30th, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Serengeti, Link was working right after I posted, thanks! What a story of determination to make a better, more meaningful life and help other farmers as well. Sounds like a business worth supporting. Deb
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Aug 31st, 2006, 01:32 PM
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Hi Deb,

I agree. I am happy to see money go to farmers in Tanzania instead of executives at starbucks. Let us know how the coffe tastes. That might encourage more people to buy from here.

Vijay
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Aug 31st, 2006, 02:03 PM
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One word.

Starbucks.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 06:24 AM
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One of the camp owners in Tanzania was a Fair Trade inspector and has me thinking about my purchasing power.
A bit about Fair Trade:
http://wwweq.tv/#
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Sep 1st, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Cannot access the URL mentioned above.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 10:05 AM
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serengeti, put a "dot" after www
http://www.eq.tv/#
I can't get it to play. I'll have to try at home later.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Serengeti and Sundowner, Sorry about the link not working. Maybe if you try to get in through http://www.transfairusa.org/ and click on "Fair Trade: The Story" you can get to eq tv video.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Here in San Diego area I have found Tanzania Peaberry Fair Trade grown coffee at Trader Joe's. I haven't tried it (yet) - I know you have lots of links for direct purchase - but thought one more wouldn't hurt....www.traderjoes.com. They also sell bush tea if anyone has developed a taste for it - and everytime I go in I ask for Amarula and I've heard its on the list to order.
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