I just read some good news on another blog about living green in Los Angeles (green LA girl): This week, in honor of Fair Trade Week, Starbucks has decided to make Cafe Estima, a Fair Trade coffee, it's "Coffee of the Week" in all company-owned stores (which I believe means free-standing Starbucks). This is a great opportunity for coffee drinkers to let Starbucks know that Fair Trade coffee is important to you. We should all go there this week and order a cup of Cafe Estima. According to the press release, you can also buy bags of the coffee at their stores and at your local grocery.
FYI, you can get Fair Trade coffee at Starbuck's any time you want. If they don't have it on their list of brews, you can request it specifically. AND, if they are not brewing any that day, you can ask for them to make it in a French press for you. I know that sounds like a pain, but it's good to let Starbuck's know that Fair Trade is a priority to you.
So go by this week and order some Cafe Estima. Cheers!