Merchants of Green Coffee - Coffee School 101 + Coffee Q&A on Saturday Oct 6, 2018

Oct 1st, 2018 10:18 AM

What:  Learn everything you don’t know about coffee with speakers from Merchants of Green Coffee  (MGC) and the Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI) a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on sustainable agriculture including coffee growing and processing solutions with growers in Honduras.  

MDI and MGC are working with women-managed coffee growers in Honduras.  This project is protecting habitat and biodiversity by using solar-powered coffee bean dryers in instead of burning wood.

•Learn about how to choose great beans, the green bean advantage and what goes into making a superior cup of coffee

•Become an educated consumer. Find out what restorative coffee farming, fair trade and bird friendly coffee are all about, why they’re important, and what questions you should be asking the next time you order a cup of coffee.

•More about the MGC and MDI Honduras initiative

Registration cost: Free   Please pre-register at

Where: 2 Matilda St. Toronto, ON, M4M 1L9 (Merchants of Green Coffee headquarters)

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018; 10:00am - Noon

For more information: Meagan Thibeault, Communications Director, Merchants of Green Coffee, 416-741-5369 ext. 222 |

Merchants of Green Coffee’s three bottom lines are:

Fresh Coffee:
Delivering a fresher, better-tasting product to consumers while returning profits to shareholders.

Fair Trade: Social justice via higher profits for growers, grower autonomy in coffee growing and production, and women management throughout the entire coffee supply chain.

Green Business: Measuring and accounting for the environmental impact of the entire coffee supply chain; from production to packaging, while working to lessen the carbon footprint and restore the planet’s natural resources.

MGC is committed to the best-tasting coffee experience to discerning consumers, through a supply chain with integrity and a unique commitment to quality.

Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI) is a nongovernmental organization with offices in Honduras and at UMass Lowell. MDI specializes in technology transfer and market development; we introduce renewable energy innovations for agro-productive industry to reduce costs and restore environments in rural Mesoamerica.

MDI has introduced sustainable technologies for rural productive industry, including the high-efficiency drying chamber used in Solar/Biofuel drying systems, hermetic storage systems for coffee, and Integrated Open Canopy™ production (IOC).