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First ever FAIR. Cocktail Crawl - The Official Launch Party of FAIR. Spirits in the U.S.

First Ever FAIR. Cocktail Crawl – The Official Launch Party of FAIR. Spirits in the US (San Francisco, CA)

Time: August 31 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Locations: The Burritt Room
Crescent Hotel, 2nd Floor, 417 Stockton Street, CA 94108
San Francisco, CA
(then Cantina, Rickhouse, Gitane...see map below)

Featured Guests Paul Rice, President & CEO of TransFair USA Alexandre Koiransky, Co-Founder of Fair Trade Spirits Company Danny Ronen, West Coast Brand Ambassador Fair Trade Spirits Company

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The Burritt Room will open its doors to host and start the first Fair Trade Cocktail Crawl ever! From The Burritt Room, to Cantina, Rickhouse and Gitane, where guests will have a chance to try exquisite cocktails with a part of the proceeds going to the TransFair USA non-profit organization, who help us support independent farming communities around the world. Come join us at some of the finest establishments in town who are also great believers in the Fair Trade movement. Cheers! Hosted and Organized by FAIR. Spirits




Dine Out for Fair Trade

Dine Out for Fair Trade
Wednesday, August 25th
5:00pm - 8:00pm

1900 Telegraph Avenue

We invite you to save your appetite for fine food and drink and join TransFair USA at Flora Restaurant and Bar the evening of Wednesday, August 25th.

For every Rosemary Collins you sip or pan-roasted halibut you savor that night, TransFair USA receives 10% as a donation towards its Fair Trade work with 1.5 million farmer families in 60 countries across the globe.

If you are already a devotee, you know Flora is the creation of Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz and can be found at the corner of Telegraph and 19th across from Oakland’s renovated Fox Theatre. Flora’s decor celebrates opulent Art Deco style with high ceilings, a checkered floor, and classic elongated sconces to light your way. The menu offers carefully crafted cocktails and reinvented American classics: sweet pea soup with crisp pork belly or Yukon Gold potato pave with morel mushrooms and summer truffles.

Dine out in style at Flora on August 25th. Dine out for Fair Trade.

Open for dinner 5pm to 9:30pm. Reservations via OpenTable. Planning to dine with friends? Call the restaurant at 510.286.0100 to book a reservation for a party of six (6) or more.


Enjoy Fair Trade Cocktails Tomorrow in Oakland

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tasting Event & Original Cocktails made with

FAIR. Vodka, Goji Berry & Coffee Liqueur

In Oakland, CA

The Terrace Room at The Lake Merritt Hotel in Oakland (6- 9 PM)

Tastings will be $1/Cocktails are $7+

Live Music

Mixologist Brandon Peacock

$1 of every cocktail using FAIR. will go to TFUSA

Food is Fantastic


Adesso in Oakland (9PM – onward)

Tastings will be $1/Cocktails are Awesome $9+

Fair Trade Vodka, Coffee and Goji Berry Liqueur Tastings

$1 of every cocktail using FAIR. will go to TFUSA

5 minute drive from The Terrace Room



Fair Trade Judaica Fair

Fair Trade Judaica Fair
Sunday, October 17

2:00 - 5:00 pm
East Bay Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Representatives from Divine Chocolate, Maya Works, Partners for Just Trade, and Pampeana will be at this event.

Fair Trade Judaica will be selling consigned products from Casa Bonampak and Mayan Hands, as well as Jewish blessing flags produced from a fair trade group in Nepal.

Afikomen, the local Judaica store, will be selling products from African Home, Global Exchange.

Fair trade coffee, tea, and snacks will also be sold.

Please plan to join us!

Get Ready for Back to School with Global Exchange!! Fair Trade Curriculum Mural Project

"Fair Trade Chocolate's Journey from Bean to Bar"
Saturday, August 14th
Global Exchange Fair Trade Store
4018 24th Street @ Noe Street, San Francisco

Bring your kids to the Global Exchange Store in San Francisco to join in the making of a mural that follows "Fair Trade Chocolate's Journey from Bean to Bar."

A fun educational neighborhood activity to foster learning about Fair Trade and a time for parents to taste FREE Fair Trade Divine Chocolate!

To harvest the cocoa, the pods must be cut from the trees, split open and the slimy pulp containing the beans scraped out. The bitter cocoa bean is subsequently wrapped in plantain leaved to ferment and then dried under the sun.

The beans are then shipped to Europe where they are roasted, crushed, and ground into a rich cocoa butter. The cocoa butter is combined in varying proportions with sugar and milk and stirred continuously over several days, then cooled and molded into the delicious chocolate bars we enjoy at home!

Come join us this Saturday! Hope to see you there!

*The cocoa from Divine chocolate is grown in the southern regions of Ghana by a farmers' co-operative called Kuapa Kokoo. Most Ghanaian cocoa is grown on small family farms, and is usually intercropped with other plants and trees, such as plantains, maize and spices. Cocoa trees grow to between 12-15 meters high and produce blossoms which when pollinated turn into cocoa pods. Each pod contains 40 seeds which become cocoa beans. It takes one tree's whole crop for the year to make three big bars of Divine.