Edge of the Woods has established itself as the largest natural foods market in the New Haven area. Committed to helping with the development of third world countries, the store currently funds two school systems in Haiti and one in the Dominican Republic, supplying them with food, educational supplies and medical supplies.
In this workshop, Fair Trade: From Seed to Cup, we hope to emphasize the importance of fair trade and its impact on producers’ livelihood in developing countries by showing a 20 minute video called Living with Coffee. In addition, you will see some slides of a recent trip to a coffee farm in the Domincan Republic to learn how this business is helping to support the surrounding village and better education.
You will also learn more about the "fair" of fair trade coffee and how fair trade coffee differs from commercially-traded coffee in many ways:
• Compare specialty coffee's quality to commercial-grade coffee.
• Learn optimal techniques of choosing, grinding & brewing specialty coffee.
• See the journey that coffee takes from seed to cup & market trading.
Free & Open to the Public
One World Roasters will provide fair trade coffee samples of their Worldly Blend, a coffee made with the beans from three continents. People are also welcome to purchase food items from Edge of the Woods bakery (http://www.eotwm.com/bakery/).