The JUST COFFEE SERIES 2016 is a three-part event that will explore the production, distribution, and appreciation of coffee all the way from seed to cup. By looking at the world’s second most traded commodity and consumed beverage, each event will highlight issues and relationships that excite people who want to leverage the power of their thoughtful consumption. Each event promises to be a place where people who change the world will learn, network, and take action.
When and What:
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Coffee Production: From Cherry to Green Bean
Break-out sessions on Farming Models, Labour Issues, Environmental Issues
Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Coffee Routes: From Green to Roasted Bean
Break-out sessions on the Certification Spectrum, Coffee and Development, the Roasting Process
Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Coffee Appreciation: From Roasted to Retail
Break-out sessions on the Sourcing and Procurement, Coffee and Gender, Brewing and Taste.
Centre for Social Innovation
Annex – 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
For a Good Cause
Direct Trade coffee from the family farm of Luis Rubio, in Madriz, Nicaragua, is available for $20/bag (medium roast, beans and ground). 100% of profits will go to the Compañeros Scholarship and Teachers Professional Development Fund.
The JUST COFFEE SERIES is a community, business, and educational collaboration between Compañeros Inc Nicaragua www.companeros.ca, Fair Trade Toronto www.fairtradetoronto.ca, Merchants of Green Coffee www.merchantsofgreencoffee.com, and the Centre for Social Innovation www.socialinnovation.ca
The JUST COFFEE COMMITTEE includes: ALMA San Roman, ANNE Simpson-Porco, COLIN Richards, GONZALO Duarte, KAYLA Burles, KELSIE Johnston, LAURA Billett, LIZ Vieira, MADISON Hopper, MEAGAN Thibeault, and SHANNON Refvik.