It's no secret; we love coffee. We care very deeply about it – finding it, roasting it, blending it, and certainly serving it fresh to our amazing customers (at our coffeehouse).
... But that isn't all we're about ... far from it! Beyond our love for the craft, there's another reason we started doing this all: we noticed that fair trade and organic coffee wasn't readily available in our area and we wanted to change that and make it affordable to all who wanted it. As we've said before, coffee is one of the most heavily pesticide treated crops in agriculture, and if people don't have a choice to buy organic coffee, there can be health consequences down the line. And, if we don't consider our impact on both farmers and the environment, as the Fair Trade certification accounts for, we're making coffee an unsustainable privilege rather than a force for good in the world.
In December 2022, One World Roasters offers a limited-batch “Wintergreen Blend” in support of our outdoor trails and to inspire people to explore the great outdoors this winter. 30 percent of proceeds from this new blend goes to the Shoreline Greenway Trail, a 25-mile nature trail extending from New Haven to Madison (with East Haven along the way).
"Your purchase of the Wintergreen Blend helps support trail maintenance and development from East Haven to Madison." Dan Buckley, Shoreline Greenway Trail Chair, said. "One World Coffee Roasters brings us outstanding coffee and a lived commitment to our community in East Haven and beyond."
So what does the coffee taste like? Customers can expect a rich, medium-dark roast blend with earthy chocolate and smoky spice notes — a pairing of flavors and beans owner and master roaster Eric Ciolio believes is specially suited to the brisk winter months.
Attend the Fundraiser Event
You can also attend the holiday fundraising event on Saturday, December 10 for Shoreline Greenway Trail happening at One World Coffee Shop located at 967 N. High Street, East Haven.
All proceeds go to Shoreline Greenway Trail maintenance and development.