The theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight was ’The Big Swap’ and now three lucky Topaz employees are swapping work for a week-long trip to Brazil. The three Charlie Fitzsimons from Dublin, Roland Mileika from Ashbourne, and Marti Kelly from New Ross won a competition to mark the successful sales of Topaz’s fairtrade coffee.


Last year the company, which only sells fairtrade coffee, sold 4,145,693 cups of it and most of it came from Brazil. The primary focus of the trip will be a visit to fairtrade-certified farms where coffee for the Topaz blend is sourced.