WHAT: Conversations with a Coffee Grower, a Fair Trade
Certifier, and a Coffee Roaster
WHEN: Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 5:00pm
WHERE: von der Heyden Pavilion
The grower, Aldea Global Coop, was founded in 1992 by 22 indigenous
farmers in the mountainous region of northern Nicaragua. Today the
association's 524 members focus on expanding their cooperative by
promoting efficient commercialization, solidarity and alternative
credit services, while maintaining their dedication to the
The certifier, Transfair, USA, is the only third-party certifier of
fair trade products in the U.S.
The roaster, Counter Culture Coffee, was recognized as one of the
top three roasters in the U.S. in "An Obsessive's Guide to Coffee,"
a special report in *Food and Wine Magazine*.
For more information, talk to a staff member in the Mad Hatter's
Cafe and Bake Shop at the von der Heyden Pavilion.