A sense of place
You know that wonderful feeling you get when you savour a drink that is just brimming with
taste and character? That sip that transports you to another place with its delicious flavour?
Be it a glass of fine wine, a Peruvian coffee or a mug of Dominican Republic Chocolate,
there's something about a truly great quality drink that is simply, delicious.
Sadly that wasn't my experience when I travelled to my birth country, Colombia, with my two Aussie kids and Canadian husband; a beautiful land with lush, tall majestic mountains
and where some of the best coffees on the planet are grown. Yet we couldn't find
a decent cup of coffee, anywhere.
I realised then, that the great tasting coffee beans are exported to countries like Australia and the US and the poor local farmers are paid very little if anything at all.
That experience really stirred me and it got me thinking...
When I returned home to Australia, I set out to create an ethical food company that ensures Third World farmers are paid fairly and quality and taste are paramount.
My vision for República® has always been and remains to build the most ethical food brand
in Australia. It's our driving philosophy, and it's our promise to you; every República® product is 100% Fair Trade, 100% Organic and 100% Carbon Neutral.
It's a way of doing business that keeps everyone happy, food connoisseurs, the farmers
and our planet.
I hope you get that special feeling when you next sip on a delicious República® drink, make it an occassion and let yourself be transported with the sweet spicy aromas of far-away lands. Delicious.
We're so proud! We've off set our entire global carbon footprint!
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