Today, I’ve got a coconut mocha frappe recipe and a story about a Fair Trade farmer, his Fair Trade ingredients, and a huge giveaway of, you guessed it, fair trade goodies!
Today I want to introduce you to Olga by sharing her story, what she does, and how the Fair Trade movement has made her life 100% better!
Olga Quevedo Castro, 36, from Imuris, Sonora, has been working for four years at Wholesum Harvest and is currently the supervisor for the nursery and primary school that cares for children of employees. Olga is also the president of the ten-person Fair Trade council, an assembly of employees elected by employees who lead decision-making processes concerning the use of funds allocated by Fair Trade USA for all workers.
“There are absolutely no negatives from the Fair Trade program as all the extra earnings only benefit the workers.” – Olga
Today, thanks to the power of Fair Trade, I’m sharing with you her story and how you can help by just purchasing Fair Trade products like your daily coffee, your kid’s chocolate snacks, and more!
When I created this recipe, I thought about Olga working in Mexico and all I wanted to do was call her up and invite her over to drink this Coconut Mocha Frappe. I’d describe it to her in Spanish – “Es una batida a base de leche de coco, chocolate, canela, hielo – es bien refrescante en las trades calientes!”
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Dang Foods (@DangFoods) Many cultures around the world have been enjoying coconuts for generations. These crunchy toasted coconut chips are coated with Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate – making them the perfect snack that provides loads of energy! Grab a handful and try them out – we’re sure you’ll be thinking Dang that’s good!
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (@FrontierCoop) This Fair Trade Certified, organic Ceylon cinnamon, also known as “true cinnamon,” has a subtly more delicate and sweet flavor than the more common cassia cinnamon. Use to flavor cookies, cakes, stewed fruits, puddings, and breads – as well as curries, sauces, and vegetable dishes. The cooking possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoy this coconut mocha frappe!
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup brewed coffee, chilled
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup heavy cream, whipped
- ¼ cup Dang Toasted Crunchy Coated Coconut Chips Dark Chocolate
- Blend the ice, whole & coconut milk, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together until delicious.
- In a small bowl, whip the cream to medium peaks.
- Serve coconut mocha frappe in glasses, top with a dollop of whipped cream, cinnamon, and chocolate coconut chips.
Disclaimer: I received Fair Trade products to develop this recipe, but was under no obligation to post. I try to purchase Fair Trade goods as much as possible, because the movement is near and dear to my heart. hope this inspires you to shop around and shop Fair Trade!