Dundrum was the first general Starbucks store in Dublin. It's located on the first floor the new Town Center and it's always packed with a queue out the door. Irish people just love their coffee and tea. When I first did the challenge Dundrum passed with flying colors. Cafe Estima had pride of place in their display and was mentioned on a couple of signs. The staff knew about the Fair Trade coffee being on brew and were apologetic that is wasn't in the espresso machine.
Unfortunately things have changed. I visited the store on Sunday evening and had a look around for Fair Trade signs, they were gone. This was unusual, the other shops in Dublin still had signs mentioning Fair Trade. The other stores also had Cafe Estima brewing, which they marked as Fair Trade on their boards. Cafe Estima as far as I knew was Starbucks only certified Fair Trade coffee. Dundrum had Timor Lorosae on brew and the sign made no mention of Fair Trade.
I asked the barista my standard opening question, could I have a cup of Fair Trade coffee. At first she was confused and then she said they had Timor Lorosae. I asked if they did French press and if I could get Cafe Estima instead. Now she really got confused and went to ask her supervisor. The supervisor came back and said they didn't have Cafe Estima in the espresso machine. Then before I got the chance to correct her and ask for French press came the kicker. She looked at me and said, "we have stopped doing fair trade!".
Update: and then GreenLA girl came along to confirm that Timor Lorosae is Fair Trade certified. So we are upgrading this to a success. BTW Timor is nicer than Cafe Estima, not as strong tasting. :-)