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Cafe Solar Harvest 2019/2020: Official Green Coffee Q-Grade

Feature image of Karen in the proces q-grading the 2019/2020 harvest of Cafe Solar.

The q-grading of coffee is a process that consumers don’t typically get access to, and Cafe Solar is not your average coffee. It’s a supply of green coffee that’s built to mitigate climate change, and its q-grading process (which is the confirmation of any coffee’s quality) represents an important aspect of this specialty coffee’s unique, transparent supply chain. Official Q-Grade Results Q-grading this year’s (2019/2020) harvest of solar dried coffee is Karen Jull, accredited Merchants Q-grader and Grocery Brand Manager for Cafe Solar coffee. Karen’s extensive background in food product development combined with her past experience cupping and grading various solar dried coffee harvests over the years qualify her in providing a valuable sensory perspective on the development of this solar dried coffee. See our “Corporate Documents” page to download a copy of Karen’s q-grade results, in which she scored the coffee an 82.75. A completely impartial at-source Q-grading of…

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Podcast: Coffee … and Birds!

Feature image of Fabiola Rodriguez conducting field research about birds on coffee farms in Honduras.

In this podcast Fabiola Rodriguez, doctoral student from Tulane University, talks about coffee growing and migratory birds in the context of her areas of study: ornithology, ecology, and conservation. She also compares types of coffee farms and how they affect bird habitat.

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2020 Vision: Official Publication of Sustainable Coffee Price

Feature Image showing that the current sustainable coffee price is a minimum of US$3.25/lb.

There’s no debating or denying it, 2020 will be a decisive decade. Our world offers an abundance of information, but our ecological time clock is running out. We’re more connected than ever before, and yet this vast network can feel so vacuous … this is there coffee comes in!

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Now Collecting All Climate March Signs!

The next Global Climate March is tomorrow, and we’re teaming up with Extinction Rebellion Toronto to collect your signs in order to showcase them and give new life to the messages! Where to Donate/Recycle Signs: After the March (November 29th; 2-4pm): Drop-off at Extinction Rebellion Toronto marked booth at the North-West corner of College St. and University Ave. OR Anytime by December 4th: Drop-off at Restoration Cafe, anytime during our hours of operation.*Restoration Cafe will continue to collect signs after Dec. 4th (for future art installations). How Are we Planning to Reuse the Signs? An installAction that will be BIG and will be seen by all those entering the Downtown core via the Don Valley Parkway. Stay tuned for more action! And visit Fridays For Future for info about your local Global Climate March!

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