With the big holiday honoring mom less than a month away now, it’s time to start coming up with some great Mother’s Day gifts! One of the best gifts you can give is something that mom loves but that also gives a little something back to the world. A great way to do this is to purchase Fair Trade USAproducts. They have an amazing selection of everything from apparel to tea, but it was their coffee that really caught my attention! I am a huge coffee drinker, and was thrilled to have the chance to try out two amazing Fair Trade coffees, as well as a selection of teas.
What makes these Fair Trade coffees particularly spectacular for Mother’s Day gifts?
If mom loves coffee, you may think just about any gourmet coffee would make a great gift. While that may be true (as long as you pick out some really good coffee!), going with the Cafe La Duena coffee from Allegro or the Cafe Feminino from Cafe Ibis has double the impact? Why? Because these two coffees come from farms that are run by women. Not only will you be giving mom an amazing selection of caffienated goodness, you’ll be helping other moms too!
How do they taste?
First, let me say that I love coffee in general. I’m not exactly a coffee snob, and in a pinch I’ll even drink, *gasp, instant coffee. Dun, dun, dun! Cue scary music and all that stuff. However, when I can, I prefer GOOD coffee. I can’t afford fancy cars, designer shoes, or even expensive underwear, but I can afford to indulge myself in a really stellar pound of roasted coffee every once in a while. Both Cafe La Duena and Cafe Feminino would qualify as really stellar coffee, in my opinion.
Both coffees have a hint of chocolately goodness (although not so much that my mom, who can’t stand any sort of “flavored” coffee, noticed). Cafe La Duena is a bit bolder and robust, while Cafe Feminino is, well, a little more on the feminine side. It’s not quite as strong, but still very flavorful.
Do women just make better coffee?
The back story for Allegro’s Organic Cafe La Duena suggests so! See, according to the story, in the past, both men and women’s beans were mixed together to create a some of the world’s finest coffees. However, Allegro notices that the beans created by the women were just better at times! So they decided to create Cafe La Duena, with beans grown exclusively by women farmers in Mexico and Peru. Cafe Ibis’ Organic Cafe Feminino is also created by women farmers in Peru. Whether women just make better coffee beans than men is a subjective issue, but I definitely think the women who created these two coffees have proven they can hold their own in a male-dominated industry!
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