Coffee lovers rejoice! What most of us couldn’t draw with a pencil, Victoria’s best barristers are drawing with coffee and milk – all in the name of charity.
The people at Commonfolk Coffee Company in Mornington are hosting the Latte Art Smackdown, with all the proceeds from the event going to the Cup That Counts program.
The Cup That Counts program aims to achieve stability in the specialty coffee industry, by establishing a small–scale coffee farm and processing facility, which will allow locals of the Ugandan highlands the chance to develop farming, harvesting and processing skills.
With the majority of specialty coffee produced in emerging countries, the global buying market forces coffee prices so low that the cost of production exceeds the price which farmers are paid.
Commonfolk Coffee Company have taken this on board and with the help of community development organisation JENGA, are in the process of setting up a relationship with the Mbale community in the Ugandan highlands.
The Director of Coffee at Commonfolk, Ryan Toleman, told The Newsroom “It’s an awesome opportunity to build a coffee farm and processing facility with JENGA’s help.”
If you would like to support the work in Uganda, buy a coffee at Commonfolk because for every cup of coffee sold, 20 cents is donated towards the Uganda partnership.
“This is our second event since we opened on Australia Day in 2013. It was a similar format but this time around we’ve made it more formal, and if it’s successful we will make it an annual event,” Toleman said.
“It’s all about raising awareness for sustainable practice in the third world,” Toleman added. “The more people know about it, the more impact it makes.” – Simone Poole
Latte Art Smackdown
Friday July 11 at 7pm
16 Progress St, Mornington
$10 to compete, winner takes all
Wine and beer for the runners up
For more information: commonfolkcoffee.com.au
For entry contact Ryan Toleman
Ph: 0419 874 960 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to get involved in the Uganda partnership: email@example.com
Check to the work of JENGA: www.jengauganda.org
Top photo taken from Fedore’s Flickr Stream.