||61 Beans Coffee-of-the-Month: April
We're kicking off spring with Los Cuernos del Diablo, a Dark Medium roast from ASPROCAFE Ingruma co-op in Caldas, Colombia. The Equal Exchange Café was lucky to host two cuppers from ASPROCAFE in January, when they participated in a Cooperation in Quality seminar at Equal Exchange.
Los Cuernos del Diablo has a floral aroma, with cocoa, winey, lemon flavor and soft moutfeel. The aftertaste is sweet with dark chocolate. Try it out during the month of April!
Meet Our Staff: Eddie Keenan, Barista
Where do you call home? Salem, Mass.
Last book you read: "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond
All time favorite movies: "My Winnipeg," "Waking Life," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Harlan County, USA," "There Will Be Blood," "Reprise," "Synecdoche, New York"
What’s currently on your iPod? Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Thelonious Monk, Radiolab podcasts
Most influential role model: Howard Zinn
Favorite Boston eatery: Rock Bottom
Espresso drink of choice: café au lait
Ideal vacation: A trip to the moon
Best time of day: Mental clarity at 2 a.m., without fail
What are you doing on your day off? Taking my dog for a walk to Jamaica Pond or the Arboretum, catching up on reading, and trivia with friends at Brendan Behan Pub
||Spring is Here and so is the Free Range Café!
Equal Exchange is hitting the streets on three wheels! Watch for the Free Range Café tricycle
riding around downtown Boston, stopping at designated locations to serve up Equal Exchange coffee.
Over the winter months, the trike was parked at the MGH T-stop to serve coffee to commuters Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eliza Gordan is the trike operator and she says that the Free Range Café has been positively received by customers who are excited to see a local business expanding and growing. She loves working with Equal Exchange and connecting with interested customers who share similar passions for fairly traded and locally roasted coffee. Follow the trike on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about this exciting new adventure!
Earth Day Fashion Show
Equal Exchange Café will be participating in Proxy Apparel’s 2011 Earth Day Gala & Fashion Show and so should you! We will be giving out free coffee, tea and chocolate. The 2011 Earth Day Gala will include a sustainable marketplace featuring local vendors, Proxy's pop-up retail space, Fair Trade birthday cake, and the debut of Proxy's Spring Collection. The party will take place on April 21, 2011, from 5 - 9 p.m. Located at Mass Challenge, 55 Northern Ave, 14th Floor, Boston, Mass. Check out more.
|Free Coffee Friday
On Friday, April 22, stop by the café, mention that you read our newsletter, and we’ll give you a free small iced coffee (limit one per customer). We appreciate your support and we want to say thanks for following café happenings!
- Equal Exchange's Small Farmers Big Change blog.
- Become our fan on Facebook.
- Follow us on Twitter.