Ubuntu Cola

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Ubuntu Cola
Ubuntu Cola can.jpg
Type Soft drink
Manufacturer Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd
Distributor Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd
Country of origin United Kingdom
Related products Coca-Cola, Virgin Cola
Website ubuntu-trading.com

Ubuntu Cola is a soft drink certified by The Fairtrade Foundation. Made with Fairtrade sugar from Malawi and Zambia, Ubuntu Cola is the first UK cola to be Fairtrade certified.[1] It is available for sale in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg and online.[2][3]

It is available in 330 ml cans, 500 ml PET plastic bottles, and 275 ml glass bottles.[3]

Name[edit]

Like the Ubuntu computer operating system, the cola is named after the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which means humanity or fellow feeling; kindness,[4] but otherwise there is no connection between the two. Moreover, although the Ubuntu OS is partly free and open source software, Ubuntu Cola should not be confused with open-source cola such as OpenCola.

Fairtrade[edit]

Ubuntu Cola's sugar is sourced from Fairtrade worker cooperatives in Kasinthula, Malawi and Kaleya, Zambia. Farmers who are members of the Fairtrade cooperative at Kasinthula receive an income of $4 a day, which is six times the national average income.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK’s first Fairtrade cola". Speciality Food Magazine. 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  2. ^ Weston, Shaun (2010-04-29). "Miranda Walker, Ubuntu Cola". FoodBev.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Ubuntu Trading (official website)". Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ "We Are Ubuntu". Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Ubuntu in Malawi". Ubuntu-trading.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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