The first Sunday of each month is Fair Trade Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church. Your purchase of delicious coffee, tea and chocolates enables you to put your faith into action with Lutheran World Relief (LWR), the first faith-based organization to establish a Fair Trade coffee project with Equal Exchange. Today, Lutherans are proud to be Equal Exchange’s largest group of faith-based customers.
Proceeds from Fair Trade Sunday help LWR combat the root causes of poverty. For each pound of coffee and tea purchased, Equal Exchange donates $.20 to the LWR Small Farmer Fund. In 2011 alone, that totaled nearly $50,000. LWR invites you to pour a cup of justice and enjoy this coffee and tea in fellowship with small-scale farmers as they earn a fair price and provide for their families.
This offers the sweetest, brightest, most accurate flavor profile of the individual coffees. It reveals the coffee bean’s true characteristics. You’ll notice the beans have a dry appearance.
Full City Roast
Oils start to appear on the surface of the beans. The sugars caramelize a little longer, offers new depths to the flavors without covering up acidity – taming the tart while highlighting the sweet.
The beans have a scarlet maple coloring with an oily surface. The roast offers dense caramelized sugars, and smokiness for more bittersweet flavors. Think cooked fruit. Think maple and mesquite. Think dark chocolate.
This one is all about the roast profile, with heavy oils on the beans and a dark brown color. The beans offer something more – heavy mouth feel, smoky flavors, and a sweet refreshing aftertaste.
If you see different roasts in the same bag it is a Pot-Roast Blend. This method roasts two or more coffees to their desired levels and blends them together to create unique profiles.