How to put Fairtrade in your break

When we reach for our favourite food and drink each day without thinking about where it comes from, we may be feeding exploitation. We become part of the problem.

But we can choose to be part of the solution:

Your morning brew: Whether it’s a English Breakfast tea or a skinny latte, always look for the Fairtrade Mark on the packet. You’ll find a Fairtrade choice in most supermarkets.

Commuter coffee: Before you pop into your usual high street coffee shop, double check to see if their coffee is Fairtrade certified. If you aren’t sure, then ask the barista or tweet the store. Remember, you have the power to make companies source sustainably through your choices.

A little pick-me-up: Whether you are going healthy with a banana or sharing out a block of chocolate around the office, your choice can make the difference. Look for the Fairtrade Mark, and if your local shop doesn’t stock what you want, ask them to do so.

If I knew you were coming…: If you’re the baking type, then you can use Fairtrade ingredients in plenty of recipes. There’s a Fairtrade choice for everything from cocoa to sugar paste, from vanilla to icing sugar. So whatever style of cake you create you can make sure it does good as well as tastes good.