Tag Archive 'boycott'

The Italian Espresso Party?

Posted by TheShot on 31 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

All is not well in the Italian Peninsula, and there are few things that can inspire Garibaldi‘s Redshirts to go marching again like the price of that all-important daily staple of life: the espresso. This week, the Milan-based national paper, Corriere della Sera, reported on the shocking surprise many Italians received upon their return from […]

The Inconvenient Truth About Fair Trade

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade

Although Fair Trade coffee has been around since the 1980s, it wasn’t until the past couple of years that it received heavy airplay. And unless you’ve been reading a rare opinion, such as this one (or the rare reader of The Economist), you’d think that to question the value and effectiveness of Fair Trade certification […]