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Coffee Unites the World

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Dates: October 28, 2017
Phone: (919) 962-0522
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: $10 ($9 Members)

Coffee Unites the World – How Your Morning Cup of Coffee Affects Birds, Economics, and the Land with John Gerwin, Ornithologist; Scott Conary, Green Coffee Buyer & President of Carrboro Coffee Roasters. Join two local experts as they discuss coffee farming and processing and how that impacts wildlife (especially birds), the land, and the people. Enjoy a coffee tasting from Carrboro Coffee Roasters as part of this program. John will highlight the coffee growing/harvesting process from northern Nicaragua and discuss birds and other wildlife found among various 'wildlife-friendly' coffee farms. He will share his research findings on bird species that nest here in North Carolina like the beautiful Golden-winged Warbler. Scott will talk about his involvement in coffee farming and processing, how the many factors involved can affect the final cup of coffee, and how it all intersects with the environment and the people who are so closely tied to the land. As an added Saturday morning bonus, we will include a coffee tasting from Carrboro Coffee Roasters featuring examples of brewed coffee from their Farmer Direct Relationship sustainability program.