Recently I tried making my own granola. It ended up being quite simple, and I recommend trying it yourself. Dakota and I both find most store-bought granolas way too sweet and full of "extra" flavors. So, my goal was to make granola that was simple, healthy and tasty.
Today, I ordered some Fair Trade coffee from a place called Grounds for Change. We've ordered coffee from them before and it's delicious. My parents have given us coffee from another really tasty Fair Trade company called Alterra. I like those coffees better than the Fair Trade brand at Trader Joe's (Cafe Pajaro), which is not bad either. Anyway, there are lots of great places to get Fair Trade coffee on the Internet these days. And now that I know about Fair Trade, I don't think I'll buy conventionally grown and traded coffee any more. I guess that's because I see coffee as a luxury item, so I feel like I should hold myself to higer standards when purchasing it. At the moment, I don't always have those feelings about foods like bread or chicken. Perhaps I will someday. We'll see.
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