Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Communist Coffee

Currently Listening to:
Grandaddy
Sumday
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Pretty much everyone I know is a coffee junkie. I can sort of understand but the way I see it is; I intake far too many unhealthy substances as it is - why add to it with an addictive one?
The latest coffee fad seems to be 'fair trade coffee' which has spawned into 'fair trade tea' and 'fair trade hot chocolate'. So whats next? Fair Trade Slurpies? Seriously.
Now, I am not knocking the whole idea of 'fair trade' but the problem is that there is too little standardization and controls on what constitutes 'Fair Trade'. Any coffee bean company can call their beans 'fair trade' if they want too. If that means some yuppee in suburbia will drive their prius to a coffee shop to pay triple the normal price than they will call the beans whatever that yuppee wants. People want to feel good about buying that coffee everyday and this seems to have done the trick.

Anyway the point I am trying to make is that 'Fair Trade Coffee' is like Communism. Both are great ideas and have the betterment of the average man at heart. But both don't work.

Its kind of like organic food.......lets not get started......
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