Sustainability: Philly’s Organic Coffee Culture Impacts Poor Countries Around the World

Sustainability: Philly’s Organic Coffee Culture Impacts Poor Countries Around the World

As a $20 billion industry in exportation alone, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Organic, Arabica coffee, a native species of coffee beans, is indigenous to the high mountains where it’s cultivated in countries like Ethiopia and Mexico. Philly’s organic coffee culture has been thriving throughout the city since the movement began […]

 

Feltonville: Roastmaster Joe Cesa Heads Fair Trade Bean-Team

Feltonville: Roastmaster Joe Cesa Heads Fair Trade Bean-Team

Fair trade is no sales gimmick for pioneering coffee roaster Joe Cesa.

It takes a special person to coax a smile out of a caffeine addict who has yet to have their morning cup of Joe. Or maybe it just takes a guy named Joe. Enter Joe Cesa. He has both categories covered. Bonus: He’ll make you coffee. It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday and Cesa is […]

 

Fitler Square: The Biggest and Most Intensely Local Farmers Market

Fitler Square: The Biggest and Most Intensely Local Farmers Market

As the old postal adage goes, neither rain nor sleet nor snow deters the numerous Fitler Square residents who descend upon the park’s weekly farmers market. Held every Saturday, the modest outdoor market is comprised of local farmers and businesses from throughout the region, plying their locally-sourced produce, meats and baked goods. The market is one […]