Equal Exchange

Fairly Traded Gourmet Coffee and Chocolate

Where to purchase fair trade coffee and chocolate.
Corpus Christi Parish
110 West Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-523-4161

Fair Trade Coffee

What is Fair Trade coffee?
Fair Trade is a voluntary program utilized by coffee importers and food companies to create an alternative market for traditionally disadvantaged producers in developing countries, usually small scale farmers. The components include:

What steps does Equal Exchange take to insure top quality coffee?
Our concern for the quality of farmers' lives is matched by our concern for the quality of our coffee. Through our long-term relationships with the farmers and yearly visits to the co-ops, we maintain an intimate knowledge of the coffee harvest and the quality of the beans.

We have a rigorous system for quality control from bean to cup. Each pre-shipment sample is evaluated to meet our standards. When the approved shipment arrives, it is evaluated again for consistency and preparation. After each coffee is roasted, they are individually "cupped" to ensure consistency in the roast and the flavor profile needed for that particular coffee.

Chocolate & Cocoa

What makes Fair Trade cocoa different?
Whereas most cocoa on the world market is bought "blind" through importers and brokers, the flow of Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa is monitored - from the farmers to the store shelf - by independent, non-profit, certifying organizations. These two organizations, FLO International and TransFair USA, guarantee that the cocoa was produced and traded in a socially responsible manner, specifically that:

Organic Orange Dark Chocolate (65% Cacao)
This mouth-watering, 65% cacao content chocolate bar is a blend of smooth dark chocolate and ripe, refreshing orange. This bright citrus bar will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and fruity. Vegan and gluten-free.

Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds (55% Cacao)
A mouth-watering combination of rich dark chocolate with chunks of organic almonds. Gluten-free.

Organic Milk Chocolate with a Hint of Hazelnut (38% Cacao)
Looking for a rich and creamy milk chocolate bar? We've got it! Gluten-free. Made with Organic ground hazelnuts.

Organic Dark Chocolate with Pure Cocoa Nibs (68% Cacao)
For the chocolate fanatic — try this bar for a delicious combination of smooth, dark chocolate and crunchy bits of roasted cocoa beans (nibs). You'll find delight in this incredibly delicious "double" chocolate experience. Gluten-free.