When it gets as dark as it got today and lightening bolts are threatening to melt my modem, I disconnect and pretend I'm an ai, which is a well-known crossword puzzle clue.
Yes, I turn into a sloth and generally have a day of rest playing computer games and answering the many emails Ive overlooked in the deluge of spam.
That said, you now have my excuse for this minimalist posting.
One message I did receive was from Alun Evans, co-proprietor of Merdeka Coffee, who I linked to yesterday with the question of whether they are followers of the Fair Trade movement. They are, I'm happy to report. This is what Alun wrote: Indeed we are advocates of fair trade and try and follow the fair trade principles (ie: minimums per kilogram for greens (unroasted beans) from smallholders and co-ops that normally get hit hard by brokers). We also try and go a step further by assisting our partners to develop the quality of their beans so they can market directly to specialty roasters in the US, Europe and Austra-Asia. At the end of the day we would like to see each and every one of our smallholders being able to increase their revenue through quality, while still maintaining a sustainable approach to the environment.
If you're a fan of Indonesian coffee brews, whether here or internationally, do check them out.
I would be interested to hear of any other Fair Traders here so I can give them a link too.
Home Thoughts from Abroad
5 Day Forecast