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Beetles and a cup of joe: Insects boost fair trade coffee sales

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – When java giants like Starbucks seek out the finest fair trade coffee beans in Guatemala, insects can make all the difference. » More …

New Starbucks line displayed at CUB

Starbucks will offer free samples of a new coffee line 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the CUB lobby.The company will have a display and representatives on hand to talk about the Estima line of fair-trade coffee. Samples will be offered while they last.WSU Dining Services has switched to the Estima line of coffee.The fair-trade designation indicates that low-income producers, mostly in the developing world, are being paid enough to support living wages and safe and healthy working conditions.