The Story of Coffee July 30 2014

Join Craig Charity, Charlie Dennison, and Lori-Rae van Laren tomorrow night, Thursday 31 July at Colombo Coffee in Durban for The Story of Coffee.
Who can tell us about the event better than the organiser so have a look below.


"On the 31st of July, Colombo is giving coffee an opportunity to tell its story. Colombo will be joined by Lori-Rae van Laren, an intern at the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, Craig Charity, the current SA Barista Champion, and Charli Denison, a coffee importer, for a discussion evening about where your coffee comes from, what life at coffee origin in Burundi looks like and the potential Third Wave coffee and direct trade have for partnership, sustainability and traceability in the coffee world (big, scary coffee terms like ‘Third Wave’ and ‘direct trade’ will also be explained).

It’s a story that begins in Burundi months, and even years, before your coffee reaches your cup. The characters in this story range from the unknown farmers and producers in East Africa to world-renowned South African barista champions and the owners of your favourite cafe.

Expect an evening of beautiful imagery from East Africa, stories from the crazy world of origin, live music and really tasty Burundian coffee. It will be a chance to have some of your coffee questions answered, win some exclusive coffee and you may even be able to roast some coffee yourself to take home with you."

If you are in Durban you don't want to miss out on this event. 

Entry is R20 or R30 if you'd like a cup of Long Miles Coffee.

Click HERE for more info.