The Story of Coffee at Colombo Coffee&Tea

Monday, 28 July, 2014
The details are simple, get yourself down to Colombo on Thursday night and be wowed by just how much goes into your delicious cup of coffee!

Date: 31 July 2014 (This Thursday!)
Time: 18h30
Venue: Colombo Coffee & Tea, 369 Magwaza Maphalala Road, Umbilo (Pearson the awesome car guard will be there protect vehicles)
Cost:R20 gets you in
        R30 gets you in with a Long Miles Coffee

There will be live music, a chance to win some amazing coffee and some other goodies and perhaps even the opportunity to roast some coffee on the night! Wonderful!

"People have always connected over coffee, spoken over coffee and told stories over coffee. But we've begun to realize that coffee has its own story to tell. 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.

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).

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."

For more information about the Long Miles Coffee Project and to see what Craig is up to, check out and

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