For all of the times we’ve featured coffee in our photos, we’re so excited to introduce a member to our directory that makes flavorful, conscious coffee! Being thoughtful about our purchases is so important, and that doesn’t just apply to clothing and housewares. The small rituals we perform every day, especially when it comes to consumables, have a huge impact economically and environmentally.
If you’re anything like us and are drinking a cup or two a day, buying through a company like Level Ground Trading ensures your cup is organic, fair trade, and helps farmers and their families – so yeah, basically a win-win.
Level Grounding trading offers more than just coffee – their products include tea, dried fruit, spices, and other baking ingredients. Their mission is “to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, offering customers ethical choices,” and we’re so inspired by the work they’re doing! From scholarships for students to employment for displaced women, Level Ground is using their business model to improve the communities where their products originate. And did we mention their coffee bags are compostable? We love the small details that go into the conscious brands we get to work with!
We sampled four different kinds of coffee along with tea, spices, and dried fruit from Colombia. The fruit is purchased fresh from local farmers before being hand cut, dried, and packaged by women in the community. Level Ground has several recipes on their site, and we will definitely be making these Tropical Fruit Muffins with some of this fruit – these Energy Bars look amazing, too!
We tried the different coffees hot & iced, and even made a batch of cold brew (recipe coming soon!) and it’s amazing how different the flavor notes are in each cup. In a time when many products have become overly homogenized and we focus so much on extreme consistency in flavor, it’s refreshing to taste coffee that lets its unique flavors shine through.
Take a look through the Level Ground website to learn more about their fair trade coffee and other pantry staples, and watch for some recipes coming later this week!