White with two sugars…WIN Fairtrade Mzuzu coffee

Chaos writes:

So, how my life has changed. Gone are the days of claiming a posh lunch on expenses, or even HAVING a lunch break. Working from home, and managing school runs, and budgeting on a day to day basis leaves us freelancers with little time for ourselves.

So there is nothing I like better these days that going to a cafe and having a (Fairtrade) coffee and a slice of cake. (click here to sample a slice of our own #Fairtrade Cake!) This has become a ‘treat’ to me, is that a little tragic? I just get such a pleasure from meeting a friend, having a chat, a soya latte and time out from the other ‘stuff’.

A bonus for me, is that our little local cafe owner (The Gooseberry Bush, SW19) totally has her heart in the right place too, she is constantly raising money for the local St George’s Hospital neonatal unit (@FirstTouchNNU) and all of her delicious food is locally sourced, and the coffee is of course Fairtrade too.

So as we approach Fairtrade Fortnight, I thought I’d give one of you a chance to get your hands on your own delicious Fairtrade coffee, with it’s own special story.

Mzuzu Fairtrade Ground Coffee is part of the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference range. Grown by the Mzuzu cooperative high in the Misuku hills, in the northernmost region of Malawi.

Three years ago Sainsbury’s joined with Comic Relief coffee traders Finlays and Twin, the fair trade organisation which works with smallholder farming groups, to develop new African speciality grade coffees..

The project is funded by the Government’s Department for International Development under its Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund (FRICH), which sets out to improve the lives of poor communities in Africa.

Ellen Msiska, Fairtrade coffee farmer said: “I have brought water down to my house from the hills in a pipe which I paid for and laid myself. This was paid for from coffee money, and means I have good quality water for my children to drink.”

This prize draw has now closed. Many thanks for all of the entries! Really enjoyed reading them 🙂 MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER ‘FRAN’ TOO!!
How to enter:

1 – Comment below to tell us your coffee story… your favourite time for coffee? with a cake? IN a cake? A Latte? or a Flat White?

2 – ‘Like’ KidsChaos on Facebook and tell us how you like your coffee.
and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

3 – Follow Twin Fairtrade on twitter to support their work and Fairtrade Fortnight

4 – Follow @MoreKidsChaos on twitter with a little fun #HowMuchIsTooMuchCoffee? hashtag

5 – For an extra entry, Add KidsChaos into your circles in Google + and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

Terms and Conditions

– Entrants must be over 18 and in the UK
– By entering this prize draw, the player assigns to KidsChaos.com all exclusive rights to reproduce and represent the copy related to this competition on any media (both online and offline)
– Entries close Midnight on the 10th March (the last day of Fairtrade Fortnight)
– The winners will be notified personally
– KidsChaos’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to and no cash alternative will be offered
– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google+

Interesting Links:

Michaela Strachan reports on food safety from Malawi

Comic Relief

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 runs from Mon 25 February to Sun 10 March

Mzuzu Project, Malawi

117 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon

    I follow Twin Fairtrade on twitter and am supporting their work and Fairtrade Fortnight

    Reply
  2. Tracy Nixon

    I follow @MoreKidsChaos on twitter and have tweeted using #HowMuchIsTooMuchCoffee? hashtag @tracyknixon

    Reply
  3. Alison Joyce

    I love my coffee at anytime but especially with a cake or a biscuit when my toddler has her nap.

    Reply
  4. Megan Bayford

    I love going to coffee shops as a family…my husband always gets an Americano and I usually get a flavoured latte. yum!

    Reply
  5. Shirley Giles

    Love Cappuccino with brown sugar at around ten thirty in the morning (tea break) at work sharing a quick gossip with office buddies!

    Reply
  6. sarah birkett

    I love a coffee with a drop of chocolate ( mocha ), and a good book, and a little peace and quiet.

    Reply
  7. charleyfoulds@live.co.uk

    liked on facebook and commented, following on twitter with the hashtag and added you on google +

    Reply
  8. Julie Booth

    Followed @MoreKidsChaos on twitter with a little fun #HowMuchIsTooMuchCoffee? hashtag as @flashquacks

    Reply
  9. Fran Light

    My favourite coffee is my ‘shopping break’ coffee. I’m not a huge fan of shopping, but my husband could shop for England!! I get tired and bored long before he does, but he knows that if he indulges my need for coffee he’ll be able to get another two hours of shopping time out of me. If he doesn’t indulge my need for coffee he knows it won’t be long before I insist we call it a day and go home!

    Reply
  10. Sophie Buckle

    I most enjoy drinking a skinny latte whilst watching my kids play in the park and its ever so slightly chilly out and i can warm my hands on the cup.

    Reply
  11. kevinseandooley@gmail.com

    Added KidsChaos into my circles in Google +!

    time to stick the kettle on!

    Reply
  12. phillippa lee

    Yesterday in the rainy wilds of Wales – had a wonderful americano made with Ecotrible Ashaninka coffee from Peru – to go with it I ate a great fruit Scone with Homemade blackberry jam and clotted cream.

    Reply
  13. Katie smith

    I love hot, strong coffe with one small sugar……sometimes with a small slice of chocolate cake 🙂

    Reply
  14. DawnLouise

    It all depends.
    My hubby makes us a nice black coffee each in the cafetier first thing in the morning whilst I feed our baby boy….but if we go to a coffee shop or we have an afternoon coffee I like a sweet latte with s syrup shot 🙂

    Reply
  15. Lesley Bain

    I never enjoy my coffee more than in a comfy seat in a cosy cafe with a friend for a good gossip. A massive latte and something chocolatey and fattening and I’m in heaven 🙂 x

    Reply
  16. Claire and David P

    I love coffee with a cake. But when helping at coffee morning, there never seems to be time to enjoy one yourself.
    My favourite is decaf latte.
    Have done all items 1-5 @x2mum on Twitter

    Reply
  17. clare leahy

    cappuccino for me 🙂
    or if its instant just hot water and milk, im sweet enough 😉

    Reply

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