Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cool Beans
What pray tell, has me awake at 5:30 in the A.M.? I've been recklessly indulging in my personal supply of Dean's Beans Dark chocolate coated coffee beans. No frills here, it's all about the product--reasonably priced, certified organic, eco-friendly, free trade, coffee. The team at Dean's is involved in an enviable amount of efforts to make our world better. There's reforestation projects in Peru, water and rural electrification programs in Sumatra, well building in Ethiopia, coffee cooperatives in Papa New Guinea, health care clinics in Timor and initiatives to fund prosthetics and therapy for land mind victims in Nicaragua. Not to mention, Dean's carbon-conscious delivery trucks are fueled by vegis to go along with the company's solar paneled roofs. Whew! it's a wonder how they get it all done, then again, if they're dipping into their supplies, I'd bet they're so completely wired!

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