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Green Gift Guide: For the coffee lover

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Fairtrade coffee sampler
credit: Brooklyn Roasting Company -- Fairtrade coffee sampler

1. Fair-trade Coffee Sampler from the Brooklyn Roasting Company

Do you know someone whose love for coffee rivals most other things in life? Then this is the gift guide for you. The following list features coffee-related items made with eco-friendly materials and by socially responsible companies, some of which manufacture in North America.

This coffee sampler, which comes in reusable metal tins, offers three superb coffees for the discerning connoisseur -- Mocha Java (a blend of Sumatran and Ethiopian beans), Peru High Grown Andes, and Ethiopian Washed. Brooklyn Roasting Co. favors certified coffees fair-trade, Rainforest Alliance, organic). From its website:

"We’re also pretty serious about 'green thinking': recycled materials and refurbished equipment use, clean-powered distribution, and old-fashioned friendliness."

During the month of November, BRC donated 10 percent of its web-based sales to 350.org, a non-profit organization working to fight climate change. This was a good fit for the company, as
"coffee and the world's climate are deeply intertwined."

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