Starbucks Challenge 3.5
Too often, it's not easy. I did a handful of challenges last go-round, got fair trade coffee once and it was a hassle. Green LA girl even encountered a rude barista during her first challenge this time. Still, the challenges can be kinda fun. It's a good feeling trying to do good... there is value in holding corporations accountable for their policies.
"Cafe Estima" (currently Starbucks' only fair trade-certified blend) is Starbucks' Coffee of the Week this week). Their employees should know it's fair trade-certified, and offer you some if you ask for "fair trade coffee".
1) Visit your local Starbucks this week (Jan 2 to Jan 8 ) and ask: "Could I get a cup of fair trade coffee?" (Don't specify Cafe Estima!)
2) Tell us what happened next. Ideally, the barista should immediately offer you a cup of Cafe Estima, which should already be brewing.
See the Starbucks sub-Challenge 3.5 post for more info...
Copeland - Coffee (from Beneath Medicine Tree)
The Cautions - Coffee Shop Girl (from The Cautions EP, available from Not Lame Recording Company)
Supergrass - Coffee In The Pot (from Roed to Rouen)