26 July, 2018

6 Fairtrade iced drinks to help you cool down this summer

Iced Drinks
by Bronagh McDermott

Chill out with these six brrr-illiant Fairtrade iced drinks, perfect to pop in your bag when you’re on the go.

1. Arctic Coffee

With lashings of creamy Devon milk and Fairtrade Arabica coffee beans, Arctic Iced Coffee is a perfect choice for the summer. Choose from Café Latte, Caramel Latte or a delicious Mocha for a cool down drink that puts a pep in your step.

Arctic Coffee

Available at Tesco.

2. Karma Cola 

Organic. Fairtrade. Groovy design. What’s not to love?

Unlike many colas, Karma does not contain artificial colouring or preservatives. Not only do you know exactly what goes into each bottle, but part of the proceeds from each drink go to cola growers’ families. So you can enjoy knowing you’re giving something back.

Karma Cola

Available at Waitrose.

3. Percol Coffee

Percol is one of the UK’s fastest growing ethical coffee brands, famous for becoming the first to bear the Fairtrade mark on their ground coffee range.

Continuing their heritage as an ethical pioneer, Percol has just launched the UK’s First Organic & Fairtrade Iced Coffee, available in two tempting flavours - Flat White & Protein Latte, both made with 100% Organic and Fairtrade Arabica beans.

Percol Iced Coffee

Available at Sainsburys.

4. Charitea

More of a tea drinker? ChariTea use only the best ingredients, and are 100% organic and Fairtrade. They’re good news for vegans too – with their mate, black and red flavours all vegan friendly. We love the infusion of iced black tea with lemon juice. It’s naturally sweetened with agave syrup and fruit juice, with the tea leaves harvested from Fairtrade plantations in Sri Lanka.


Available at Ocado.

5. Starbucks Chilled Classics

Just like their drinks in store, Starbucks Chilled Classic Caffè Latte is a deliciously refreshing blend of milk and Fairtrade certified Espresso Roast. The perfect drink when you need a short break in your busy day. The Chilled Classics range offers a wide range of coffeehouse inspired options : Caramel Macchiato, Skinny Latte, Signature Chocolate, Cappuccino.

Starbucks Caffe Latte

Available in all main retailers across the country.

6. Marks and Spencer

Want to make your own iced coffee at home? M&S was the first major retailer to switch all its tea and coffee to Fairtrade back in 2006. This year for Fairtrade Fortnight they created a special cold-brew coffee recipe (with a dash of maple syrup for those of you with a sweet tooth.)

Marks and Spencer Cold Brew

Recipe Available at Marks and Spencer.

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