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Alternative Grounds
Alternative Grounds
333 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 1T5
Canada

Telephone: 416-534-6335
Member since 2000
www.alternativegrounds.com
Organic Cert Link


At Alternative Grounds, we began by roasting only fairly traded coffees. That was five years ago, and there was little attention paid to fairtrade and why it was important. It wasn't until 1998 that Fair TradeMark Canada, an independent fairtrade licensing and regulatory body, came into being. We were proud to be one of the first licensees, and proud of our contribution to a growing awareness of fairtrade and freshly roasted coffee. None of this would have happened, if it weren't important to you! In fact, your growing awareness lead to a new home for our roaster and a new look for our cafe! No more stopping traffic on Roncesvalles while loyal customers and a neighbouring shopkeeper helped unload 152 lb coffee bags, 1 bag at a time, in through the front door and then down to the basement! Hooray for loading dock doors and a pallet wagon!

Some things never change though. We continue to roast and custom blend our coffees daily so that the coffee you are buying is always fresh and always unique. We continue to be the only roaster in our area that roasts solely fairtrade coffees, and in 2005 the Roastery became a certified organic processor. Purchasing your coffee at Alternative Grounds means you purchase coffee of the highest quality that is fresh roasted, and supports the people who actually grow the beans and are stewards of the land. You are also helping to show that there are other ways of doing business, ways based on mutual trust, cooperation and respect.

As the momentum for fairly traded products continues to grow, we are happy to report that other fairly traded products are becoming available. At present, we are able to offer a variety of fairly traded teas, cocoa and hot chocolate, chocolate bars, hand-made chocolates, juice...what will be next!


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Number of Lots: 226
BOA 132 - 1/79/6
BOA 133 - 1/131/4
BOA 134 - 1/95/14
BOA 135 - 1/95/8
BOA 141 - 1/131/8
BOA 142 - 1/95/22
BOA 143 - 1/79/3
BOA 144 - 1/131/3
BOA 151 - 1/95/10
BOA 152 - 1/79/6
BOA 154 - 1/95/7
BOA 156 - 1/79/8
BOA 157 - 1/95/9
BOA 158 - 1/91/1
BOA 161 - 1/120/2
BOA 164 - 1/79/4
BOS 133 - 1/79/4
CGF 131 - 4/0056/21PL
CGS 131 - 4/56/21PL
CGS 141 - 04/56/17
CGS 151 - 4/56/17PL
CGS 161 - 4/56/10PL
COP 141 - 3/210/0088GP
COP 142 - 3/210/93GP
COP 143 - 3/210/3GP
COP 144 - 3/210/10PL
COP 145 - 3/210/14PL
COP 151 - 3/210/0051PL
COP 152 - 3/210/59PL
COP 153 - 3/210/4PL
COP 154 - 3/210/27PL
COP 161 - 3/210/49PL
COP 162 - 3/210/56PL
ECF 131 - 08/Q008/04PL
ECF 141 - 08/Q008/07
ECF 151 - 8/Q008/3PL
ECF 161 - 8/Q008/1PL
ETS 132 - 10/145/112GP
ETS 133 - 10/145/157PL
ETS 141 - 10/145/32GP
ETS 142 - 10/145/122
ETS 143 - 10/145/174
ETS 145 - 10/145/212
ETS 146 - 10/145/28GP
ETS 151 - 10/145/13
ETS 152 - 10/145/34
ETS 153 - 10/145/108
ETS 154 - 10/145/206PL
ETS 155 - 10/145/207PL
ETS 161 - 10/145/14PL
ETS 162 - 10/145/15PL
ETS 163 - 10/145/16PL
ETS 164 - 10/145/145PL
ETS 165 - 10/145/146PL
ETS 166 - 10/145/147PL
ETU 132 - 10/145/127
ETU 141 - 10/145/111
ETU 143 - 10/145/188PL
ETU 144 - 10/145/195
ETU 152 - 10/145/172PL
ETU 153 - 10/145/173PL
ETU 154 - 10/145/175PL
ETU 161 - 10/145/161PL
ETU 162 - 10/145/169PL
ETY 133 - 10/118/0438PL
ETY 141 - 10/150/23PL
ETY 142 - 10/150/104
ETY 151 - 10/150/51PL
ETY 152 - 10/150/55
ETY 153 - 10/150/178PL
ETY 161 - 10/150/9PL
ETY 162 - 10/150/10PL
GUA 134 - 11/937/21 GP
GUA 135 - 11/937/27 GP
GUA 141 - 11/937/01
GUA 142 - 11/937/11
GUA 143 - 11/937/12
GUA 144 - 11/937/18
GUA 151 - 11/937/03
GUA 152 - 11/937/10
GUA 153 - 11/937/11
GUA 154 - 11/937/18
GUA 155 - 11/937/19PL
GUA 161 - 11/937/3PL
GUA 162 - 11/937/16PL
GUA 163 - 11/937/18PL
GUA 165 - 11/937/32PL
GUL 161 - 11/718/4
GUM 151 - 11/937/28PL
GUM 161 - 11/937/33PL
GUM 162 - 11/937/34PL
HOC 132 - 13/161/111
HOD 143 - 13/2520/650
HOH 161 - 13/167/63PL
HOM 141 - 13/167/36
HOM 142 - 13/167/86
HOM 143 - 13/167/113
HOM 144 - 13/167/146
HOM 151 - 13/167/27
HOM 152 - 13/167/49
HOM 153 - 13/167/99
HOM 154 - 13/167/170
HOM 155 - 13/167/179
HOM 161 - 13/167/29
HOM 163 - 13/167/87
HOM 164 - 13/167/107
HOM 166 - 13/167/156
HOM 171 - 13/167/16
HOS 151 - 13/167/138
LAO 151 - LA-BIO-121/35PL
LAO 161 - LA-BIO-121/5PL
MEA 151 - 16/2332/001
MEC 151 - 16/1708/02
MEC 152 - 16/1708/04
MEC 153 - 16/1708/8
MEC 161 - 16/1708/01
MEC 162 - 16/1708/2
MEF 161 - 16/2795/11PL
MER 131 - 16/2520/774
MER 141 - 16/2520/832
MEU 151 - 16/2028/13
MEV 141 - 16/2452/01
MEV 142 - 16/2452/02
MEV 143 - 16/2452/04
MEV 151 - 16/2452/01
MEV 161 - 16/2452/1
MEV 162 - 16/2452/4
NIC 133 - 17/09/86
NIC 134 - 17/09/096
NIC 141 - 17/09/17
NIC 142 - 17/09/36
NIC 143 - 17/09/116
NIC 144 - 17/09/148
NIC 151 - 17/009/029
NIC 152 - 17/09/56
NIC 153 - 17/9/100
NIC 154 - 17/9/132
NIC 155 - 17/009/138
NIC 156 - 17/9/139
NIC 161 - 17/9/47
NIC 171 - 17/345/17006
NIP 142 - 17/09/149
NIP 161 - 17/9/56
NIR 142 - 17/09/147
PAA 141 - 30/709/1452PL
PEA 132 - 30/784/2062
PEA 134 - 30/709/2197
PEA 135 - 30/709/2384
PEA 136 - 30/601/2344
PEA 137 - 30/709/2438
PEA 141 - 30/601/2553
PEA 142 - 30/709/2739
PEA 143 - 30/601/2803
PEA 144 - 30/709/1463
PEA 145 - 30/601/1394
PEA 146 - 30/709/1556
PEA 147 - 30/601/1515
PEA 151 - 30/601/1620
PEA 152 - 30/709/2571
PEA 153 - 30/601/2604PL
PEA 154 - 30/709/1305PL
PEA 155 - 30/601/1345PL
PEA 156 - 30/709/1438
PEA 157 - 30/601/1464PL
PEA 158 - 30/709/1390
PEA 161 - 30/601/1720
PEA 162 - 30/709/4077
PEA 163 - 30/601/1623
PEA 165 - 30/601/1572PL
PEO 121 - 30/601/1514
PEO 131 - 30/519/2723
PEO 141 - 30/784/2715
PEO 151 - 30/784/1047
PEP 133 - 30/519/2392
PEP 135 - 30/519/2842
PEP 141 - 30/519/3126
PEP 161 - 30/519/3264
PEP 162 - 30/519/3440
PEP 164 - 30/519/3611
PEP 165 - 30/519/3941
PES 141 - 30/709/2435
PES 142 - 30/709/1382
PES 151 - 30/709/1331
PES 161 - 30/709/1584
PES 162 - 30/709/2037
RWC 161 - 28/7/15003PL
SUG 1310 - 15/1730/03
SUG 1311 - 15/1730/12
SUG 141 - 15/1730/15
SUG 1410 - 15/1730/71
SUG 1411 - 15/1730/72
SUG 1413 - 15/1730/04PL
SUG 143 - 15/1730/24
SUG 144 - 15/1730/27
SUG 145 - 15/1730/33
SUG 147 - 15/1730/39
SUG 149 - 15/1730/57PL
SUG 151 - 15/1789/01
SUG 1510 - 15/1730/47
SUG 1511 - 15/1730/51
SUG 1512 - 15/1730/52
SUG 1513 - 15/1730/53
SUG 153 - 15/1730/11
SUG 155 - 15/1730/20PL
SUG 157 - 15/1730/31PL
SUG 1611 - 15/1730/41PL
SUG 1612 - 15/1730/46PL
SUG 1614 - 15/1730/54PL
SUG 1615 - 15/1730/1PL
SUG 162 - 15/1730/5PL
SUG 163 - 15/1730/13PL
SUG 165 - 15/1730/18PL
SUG 166 - 15/1730/19PL
SUG 168 - 15/1730/33PL
SUG 171 - 15/1730/5
SUG 173 - 15/1730/14
UGA 141 - 35/237/475
UGA 142 - 35/237/489PL
UGA 151 - 35/237/522PL
UGA 152 - 35/237/552PL
UGP 132 - 35/237/446GP
UGP 141 - 35/237/476
UGP 142 - 35/237/490PL
UGP 151 - 35/237/523PL
UGP 152 - 35/237/553PL
UGS 132 - 35/237/445GP

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Americus, GA 31709; USA