LEMONAID & CHARITEA

Location: Hamburg

We make drinks as they should be made – from the best Fairtrade ingredients. Our raw materials are grown organically on Fairtrade plantations and by cooperatives we’ve developed longstanding relationships with. So far, so delicious. 

 

But it’s not just the desire to quench your thirst with delicious soft drinks that drives us. We started the Lemonaid & ChariTea project to incite and shape the process of social change. With each bottle we want to make a small contribution. We want to change the world drink by drink. A little, at least. Beyond Fairtrade, every bottle purchased supports the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation. So far, we’ve raised more than £ 4,000,000; money which the organisation can now put to good use supporting a variety of social projects in the growing countries. In the winter of 2008, we took a deep breath and went for it: quit our day jobs and transformed our vision into reality. Just like the Beatles, our business grew up in Hamburg’s St. Pauli, a bohemian and vibrant area then and now. In our kitchen there, we juiced limes, brewed tea, crushed sugar, invited friends over and clinked glasses. When all those glasses were drained, and much fun had in the process, they were ready – Lemonaid & ChariTea. As a result of inevitable capacity problems in our kitchen, and given that a little help from seasoned professionals never hurts, since the summer of 2009 a small organic company has taken over the role of filling the bottles.

And they do it well.

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LEMONAID

Organic soft drinks with pure, Fairtrade ingredients

CHARITEA

Freshly brewed organic iced tea from Fairtrade ingredients