At the end of September, The Sweetness, the ice cream shop located inside Fair Trade Cafe's First Avenue and Roosevelt location, shuttered after being open less than a year. "It's not out of business. It is just homeless for the time being," says owner Jesse Robinson on The Sweetness' website. Robi ... More >>
The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that "enhanced" the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics. Alexander Fishenko and 11 others have been charged with falsifying documents and generally fooling the U.S. Department of Commerce in the last ... More >>
"With the economy how it is, the more small businesses band together, the more likely we are to see the other side of this thing." That's Michele Lavis-White, co-owner of Fair Trade Cafe, the globally conscious coffee shop with two locations in Phoenix, talking about her recent partne ... More >>
We were reluctant to try coffee soda, because the one time we drank Manhattan Special espresso soda, we thought we were going to vomit. So we had low expectations for Hazelnut Java Pop Coffee Soda. Luckily, we were pleasantly surprised at the flavor.The Java Pop was a light caramel color, an ... More >>
Fair Trade Cafe is full of flavor, and we're not talking about the handmade soaps they sell or the local artwork that adorns the walls. We're talking literal flavors -- Fair Trade Cafe stocks more than a dozen different kinds of syrup, and the baristas will happily make a java featuring any flavo ... More >>
'Tis the season for holiday drinks, and while many people are running for seasonal ales, caffeine junkies need some holiday cheer, too. And the best seasonal caffeine drink we've found this year comes from Fair Trade Cafe, located on Central Avenue, off Roosevelt.The eggnog latte might sound biza ... More >>
www.betterlifestylesinc.comThere seems to be a day designated for just about everything, and toilets are no exception.Today, November 19, is "World Toilet Day" and a group called "The World Toilet Organization" is encouraging Phoenicians to participate in a global event called "The Big Squa ... More >>
http://cenpho.tv/When I talked to Laci Lester a couple months back she warned me more cool concerts were coming to The Downtown Civic Space (aka Jellyfish Park). Now, we're getting something pretty cool as The Fair Trade Store, City of Phoenix, and Arizona State University Downtown Campus, bring ... More >>
In an effort to show its dedication to sustainability, the city of Phoenix revamped the historic A.E. England Building and opened it to shops. Fair Trade Café snatched up one of the retail spaces, in a prime location across from ASU's Cronkite School and University Center, and opened its doors ... More >>
Great news for the caffeine-deprived: Fair Trade Cafe, an indie coffee shop that specializes in hand-roasted, small-batch, certified fair trade coffee, is about to double its downtown presence by opening its second location tonight. The original shop is just off the Roosevelt stop of the li ... More >>
You may ditch the SUV after watching this documentary
Got a clean conscience? Youll have a good time.
There's a lot of baloney riding on their tires.Michelin North America is being forced to cough up $375,000 -- of which Arizona gets $22,500 -- because of ads that claimed its tires were fuel-efficient. The company was sued by 17 state attorney generals, including Terry Goddard.
When you're creating a feel-good coffee drink that prides itself on being Fair Trade Certified (that means it's a partnership between the company and local farmers that gives farmers a larger share of profits), it doesn't hurt to have the word "high" in your product name. The idea behind Adina for L ... More >>
Heres your pain at the pump
Euro-fabulous MC turns the tables at Myst
For most Mexicans who're flooding our borders, it's a life-or-death choice
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
Gold Coast Imports
The five largest oil companies doing business in Phoenix sell more than 90 percent of the gas in town
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
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A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W
U.S. authorities suspect a Mexican vegetable grower with business ties to the Symingtons is involved in drug trafficking
Solar advisory council members get hot over Department of Commerce's effort to snuff their group
ARIZONA'S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE TO MEXICO WAS CUTTING DEALS WITH HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. A SECRETARY REPORTED THE PROBLEM--AND PROMPTLY GOT CANNED.
CANNABIS CLOTHIER, ACCUSED OF MARIJUANA SMUGGLING, IS ON THE LAM
TOUGH TIMES? NO MONEY FOR HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION? YOU'D BETTER SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU READ THIS.