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More than just coffee: Some cafes are lacing their brews with fair trade politics

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Rapture Cafe&Books in Lower East Side Manhattan, prepares for the World Fair Trade Day which is to be observed on May 12, 2007. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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Sanders Hick, in white T-shirt, is the founder of Vox Pop, a fair trade coffee shop and publishing company located in central Brooklyn, New York, NY. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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Vox Pop coffee shop in central Brooklyn, New York, NY., has sold only fair trade coffee since its founding, its owner Sanders Hick says. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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Coffee cafes are spearheading the fair trade movement to improve working conditions for coffee harvesters in developing countries.


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