We don’t often think of coffee as a food, and yet it is the roasted seed of a cherry; the first thing many of us consume each morning. It’s also—quite often—the last flavour to finish off a celebratory, multi-course meal.
So why wouldn’t coffee be as important as any other ingredient we cook with?
Richard Trubey (left) and Raul Raudales (right) of Mesoamerican Development Institute during their presentation about the groundwork and latest findings of our Cafe Solar coffee program.
Richard, Raul and Derek Zavislake (co-founder of Merchants of Green Coffee) have been working together for more than 20 years.
Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program.
May we now welcome you to Merchants’ Restoration Cafe! Our cafe is meant to be the place where consumers can experience the embodiment of Merchants of Green Coffee’s value-set, coffee knowledge, and alternative coffee supply chain.
Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin. The concept has been promoted on different days in different countries—the earliest record being Japan in 1983.
Just three years ago, the International Coffee Organization agreed to the first official recognition of the date in Milan as a way of promoting fair trade coffee and awareness to coffee growers.