Weston jewellery team’s Fairtrade coffee break helps global total top 5,680,000 cuppas

The Harriet Kelsall fairtade coffee morning

The Harriet Kelsall fairtade coffee morning - Credit: Archant

A Weston jewellery firm took part in the ‘biggest Fairtrade coffee break on earth’ to support Fairtrade farmers and the fight against climate change.

Harriet Kelsall staff (L-R) Parul Patel, owner Harriet Kelsall and Emily Ouazan at the fairtade coff

Harriet Kelsall staff (L-R) Parul Patel, owner Harriet Kelsall and Emily Ouazan at the fairtade coffee morning - Credit: Archant

The coffee morning at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery was part of the World Fairtrade Challenge, during which Fairtrade coffee fans across the globe counted how much Fairtrade coffee they drank from Friday to Sunday.

The visitors at the coffee morning included Sue Bentley, national campaign committee chairwoman at the Fairtrade Foundation.

She said: “Sometimes it takes just a small conversation to encourage people to swap to Fairtrade.”

About 40 people took part at Harriet Kelsall, drinking 50 cups between them.

Owner Harriet Kelsall with her staff and visitors at the fairtade coffee morning

Owner Harriet Kelsall with her staff and visitors at the fairtade coffee morning - Credit: Archant


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Challenge figures indicate that 1,864,495 people took part globally, consuming 5,688,919 cups of Fairtrade coffee over the three days.

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