Seattle skyline

Seattle skyline

Great to be part of this event, bringing the specialty coffee industry together, and where JMI partners’ coffee and approach is generating so much excitement. Big congratulations this year to Bukonzo Joint, who won the SCAA Sustainability Award for their work on gender justice.

Some of our team’s photo highlights below.

Balanced Trees Bear Richer Fruit

SCAA Symposium: Balanced Trees Bear Richer Fruit. Gender Justice work at Bukonzo Joint. Kat Nolte, Twin and Paineto Baluku, Bukonzo Joint

Cristina Ruiz, Twin, and Willington Wamayeye, Gumutindo visit Atlas

Cristina Ruiz, Twin, and Willington Wamayeye, Gumutindo visit Atlas

Richard Hide, Twin and Al Liu, Atlas Coffee

Richard Hide, Twin and Al Liu, Atlas Coffee

Java Jog with Ben & Nate, Root Capital, & Todd, Equal Exchange

Java Jog with Ben & Nate, Root Capital, & Todd, Equal Exchange

Java Jog - Richard and Craig Holt, Atlas Coffee

Java Jog – Richard and Craig Holt, Atlas Coffee

Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, at the Meet the Producer Breakfast

Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, at the Meet the Producer Breakfast

Talking Congo with Counter Culture Coffee and InterAmerican

Talking Congo coffees with Counter Culture and InterAmerican

Cupping with Bukonzo Joint, Atlas Coffee and 50 roasters

Cupping with Bukonzo Joint, Atlas Coffee and 50 roasters

Kat cupping Ugandan coffees

Kat cupping Ugandan coffees

JMI Team Meeting

JMI Team Meeting

Willington and Lydia, Gumutindo, meet with Emily, Taylors

Willington and Lydia, Gumutindo, meet with Emily, Taylors

Bukonzo Joint Sustainability Award team

Bukonzo Joint Sustainability Award team

Richard and Barefoot Ted, one of the Run Across Congo sponsors

Richard and ‘Barefoot Ted’, one of the Run Across Congo sponsors

With the Root Capital team

With the Root Capital team

Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, cupping Ugandan coffees

Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, cupping Ugandan coffees

Equal Exchange and Gumutindo teams

Equal Exchange and Gumutindo teams

Estelle from Matthew Algie and Beth Ann from Equal Exchange

Estelle from Matthew Algie and Beth Ann from Equal Exchange

Enjoying the sun. Estelle from Matthew Algie, with Kevin from Misozi, Rwanda.

Estelle from Matthew Algie, with Kevin from Misozi, Rwanda.

Ernest from COCOCA, Burundi

Ernest from COCOCA, Burundi

Rose (Harrison's wife), Cristina, Twin, Lydia, Gumutindo, Harrison, Mzuzu

Rose (Harrison’s wife), Cristina, Twin, Lydia, Gumutindo, Harrison, Mzuzu

Willington bumps into the Fairtrade team - Harriet Lamb (FLO), Mike Gidney and Ian Bretman  (Fairtrade Foundation UK)

Willington with a Fairtrade group – Harriet Lamb (FLO), Mike Gidney and Ian Bretman (Fairtrade Foundation UK)

Caleb from Kickapoo Coffee. Attending Saveur de Kivu event, 2 June, DR Congo

Caleb from Kickapoo Coffee. Attending Saveur de Kivu event, 2 June, DR Congo

Caesar and Joseph from CNAC, Burundi

Caesar and Joseph from CNAC, Burundi

Talking Rwanda

Planning – Burundi specialty coffees.

Bump into Andrew Kingsley, Coffee & Cocoa International

With Andrew Kingsley, Coffee & Cocoa International

Saveur de Kivu planning.

Saveur de Kivu planning.