HK Sustainable Coffee Forum, Series #2 – "Black Gold" Movie + Discussion

  • April 7, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Liberty Club

What more can you ask for when there's coffee, movie, good company and conversations?

Do you know, what is happening in the other side of the world when you are picking up your cup of coffee? Black Gold is a movie showed in London film festival which takes you to the coffee field in Ethiopia, to the commodity exchanges, and fashionable cafes in New York and London. It will wake you up and look deeper into what you are really drinking. A documentary film to challenge the portrayal of Africa often characterised in the Western media by an overload of de-contextualised images depicting poverty with no link to our own lives.

Multinational coffee companies that dominate the world's coffee trade now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.

What challenges are smallhold farmers facing in attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price? What is the long term solution for these farmers? Twenty years earlier in 1984, people across the world had been motivated to respond to this crisis by giving aid.

After the movie, while we are having nice cups of coffee, we will run some discussions, every viewer has the opportunity to draw your own conclusions about what you are experiencing. It's not our say, IT'S YOUR SAY!

Watch the Trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeK2QqjSB1I

 

Fee per head: Early Bird HK$100 (pay before 25March) / Regular Price HK$150

* We will meet 2pm SHARP at Lai Chi Kok MTR Exit D3 (outside Mannings). Since no public access, I need to bring you to the club house. If you are late, I won't be able to walk out to take you after the movie start.

 

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  • Virginia S.

    After the meeting, I've gained a better insight in the coffee industry and come to know about the ethic an ordinary cupper should possess. Many thanks to the organizers who have arranged for this meaningful meetup. I look forward to another opportunity to participate in similar forum in the near future!

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Virginia

      Thanks for coming Virginia. Let's start the change in ourselves. When we able to see different sides, we can make a better choice :)

      April 8, 2013

  • Tammy C.

    I wanna say thank you for organizing the event - it was very much enjoyable. The discussion and facilitating was inspirational. Special thanks to Dan & Virginia for super nice coffee (not drink ;)). Hope the see you guys again soon.

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Virginia

      I am glad you like the coffee. Looking forward to our next event :)

      April 8, 2013

  • winelun

    CAN I DO A BANK DEPOSIT OR PAY ON SPOT

    March 13, 2013

    • Virginia

      Hi winelun, you can transfer money to HSBC account no. [masked] ; Email me after payment so that I know who paid. THX :)

      March 20, 2013

    • Virginia

      Hi winelun, haven't get your payment, are you joining the event?

      April 3, 2013

  • William L.

    Hi Virginia, I am trying to register for the Black Gold, but the Paypal amount is fixed at USD20. Can I pay HKD100 thru Paypal? Or I have to do a bank transfer? Thanks!

    March 24, 2013

    • William L.

      Hi Virginia, I have already transferred HK$100 to your bank account today. See you on April 7th. Thanks!

      March 25, 2013

    • Virginia

      Thanks William, got your payment. I've put you in the list

      April 3, 2013

  • Steven

    Hi Virginia, would the event be conducted in English or Cantonese? I speak little Cantonese but can understand.

    March 27, 2013

    • Virginia

      The documentary is in English. Discussion will be bilingual, we try to facilitate interpretation.

      March 28, 2013

  • Tammy C.

    I registered & paid in eventbrite on 3/24 (ref[masked]) but I can't register in meetup as I don't want to pay again. What can I do? Thanks.

    March 24, 2013

  • Virginia S.

    Please state the exact price per head: $20 or $100 and your terms of payment to effect early deposit for the said function, thx!

    March 19, 2013

    • Virginia

      It's US$20 or HK$100/150. You can transfer money to HSBC account no. [masked] ; Email me after payment so that I know who paid. THX :)

      March 20, 2013

    • Virginia S.

      Payment effected through PayPal dated 20/3 Transaction no. 1T514141G[masked]G. See you on 7 April 13.

      March 20, 2013

  • lill

    Hi, it sounds interesting but can you provide us link how to make payment, which account and how much in total? Cheers

    March 12, 2013

    • Giles

      Lil - i see you signed up via eventbrite. we owe you 50HKD as you are entitled to an early bird as per above. Remind me at the event ;-) and thanks for coming ! i think you will enjoy the movie.

      March 19, 2013

    • Virginia

      Lill, Just checked email & got your payment. Thanks & had put you up on the list :) See you on Sat.

      March 20, 2013

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