Fair trade in Chesterton: One Step at a Time

fair tradeIt’s FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – always a busy time for me and for other members of the Cambridge Fair Trade Group. On Tuesday morning, I caught an early bus to Chesterton Community College, to meet their staff and talk to their Year 11 students about the Cambridge Fair Trade Group.

I was welcomed with a big smile and a steaming mug of fairtrade tea by Chesterton’s Head of Humanities Kath Hutchinson, who told me all about the school’s journey towards fairtrade school status … ‘one step at a time’.

There’s a lot on. Also this week, Chesterton will be welcoming Jennifer Day of Traidcraft, and holding a fair trade tea party with cakes and Green & Black cookies. It all sounded extremely chocolatey and scrumptious. (more…)

Welcome to The Coffee House

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Welcome to the newest establishment on Wulfstan Way – The Coffee House & Takeaway, which opened last month where E C Sandwich used to be.

There’s a good range of snacks, including various different types of bread with British, Italian, Greek, French and Polish names, all with various tasty fillings, and a range of cakes, many of them seriously chocolatey. They do a takeaway service as well – phone them on 07763 652717.

For drinks, you’re in for a treat. The coffee is freshly ground and there’s also a brilliant choice of teas and tisanes, with the popular classics such as English Breakfast joined by some unusual ones, such as Russian Caravan and Belfast Brew. Served in a proper teapot too. There’s also a range of fruit tisanes and teas – and, as the menu puts it so nicely, ‘Fairtrade to boot’.

With nearby parking and an array of small shops selling everything from speciality cakes to wonton soup, this is a great place to stop off after a trip to the shops or after dropping off children at school, or when you go to collect a prescription.

I wish Lorel, the manager, and the new Coffee House all the best.