|Manufacturer||Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd|
|Distributor||Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Related products||Coca-Cola, Virgin Cola|
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. 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.
Like the Ubuntu computer operating system, the cola is named after the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which means humanity or fellow feeling; kindness, 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.
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.
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- "We Are Ubuntu". Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
- "Ubuntu in Malawi". Ubuntu-trading.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
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