March 20, 2009

Coffee Talk

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications

Coffee, coffee, coffee! Lately it’s on the mind and in my cup. I’m a coffee newbie, so this is actually worth noting. Whereas I used to be satisfied with a nice chai, now I read a coffee blog, make French press coffee in the morning, and read up on local specialty coffee vendors. This week, I’ve been learning more about two vendors in particular that will be at the museum this weekend offering free tastings of their delicious coffee.

Camano Island Coffee Roasters, who will be serving up the goods from 11 am – 2 pm this Saturday (March 21), is a mission-based business that uses its profits to support third-world coffee growing nations. You can join their Coffee Lover’s Club to receive fresh shipments of coffee from around the world knowing that, among other great benefits, $1 of every package you order will be donated to Agros International (they help landless communities achieve land ownership and economic sustainability). Learn more about what Camano Island Coffee Roasters does if you visit on Saturday.

The Vancouver BC based Hines/Origins will be at the museum on Sunday, also from 11 am – 2 pm, to give visitors a chance to taste single origin Ethiopian coffee while focusing on the birthplace and history of the drink. They will also have their coffee available for purchase.