- Jul 8, 2011
As Western lives seemingly become busier and busier, individually packaged drinks have been increasingly consumed and marketed, but these easy ethical beverages ditch your typical soda for a sip with more substance. Whether it be a hot cup of sustainable tea or a refreshing fair trade soda, keeping your mind on your purpose has gotten more convenient.

However, convenience doesn't always rule. Remember to read labels carefully and decide what cause -- environmental, social or otherwise -- is most important to you and then see how your drink of choice measures up.

From do-gooder java to charitable watering holes, even a wino can find something in this top list of easy ethical beverages that pleases the palate, the planet and the people that are producing the goods.

From Rainforest Energy Drinks to Handcrafted Sustainable Tea: