Seattle Social – Coffee
Al Liu, Trader and Certified Coffee Specialist from Atlas Coffee Importers will lead us through a conversation (and tasting) on sustainable coffee sourcing. What does the future of coffee look like and how are growers and roasters rethinking strategies to minimize environmental impacts? Who is setting the standard for “fair trade?” We’ll also learn more about how to taste coffee, including reading acidity, balance and body.Join us at Cafe Solstice’s new location on Capitol Hill to learn more about where that oh-so-needed cup of coffee we all love comes from.
Saturday, August 16th
10 a.m. – Noon
10th and E Thomas on Capitol Hill
More about Al:
Al works directly with growers and roasters on organic certification and importing. He has been a member of SCAA Sustainability Committee since 2004. He has taken volunteer assignments to Colombia with ACDI/VOCA and to Ethiopia with Coffee Corps and previously served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia focusing on a regional tourism initiative.
Atlas Coffee Importers:
Atlas is one of only a handful of coffee trading houses to operate independently. Rather than focus on the commodity side of coffee, Atlas emphasizes connecting small volume independent coffee growers with high end, niche market coffee roasters. After fourteen years in business, Atlas serves hundreds of clients throughout North America, Asia, and Australia.