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.
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
Richard Hide, Twin and Al Liu, Atlas Coffee
Java Jog with Ben & Nate, Root Capital, & Todd, Equal Exchange
Java Jog – Richard and Craig Holt, Atlas Coffee
Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, at the Meet the Producer Breakfast
Talking Congo coffees with Counter Culture and InterAmerican
Cupping with Bukonzo Joint, Atlas Coffee and 50 roasters
Kat cupping Ugandan coffees
JMI Team Meeting
Willington and Lydia, Gumutindo, meet with Emily, Taylors
Bukonzo Joint Sustainability Award team
Richard and ‘Barefoot Ted’, one of the Run Across Congo sponsors
With the Root Capital team
Paineto, Bukonzo Joint, cupping Ugandan coffees
Equal Exchange and Gumutindo teams
Estelle from Matthew Algie and Beth Ann from Equal Exchange
Estelle from Matthew Algie, with Kevin from Misozi, Rwanda.
Ernest from COCOCA, Burundi
Rose (Harrison’s wife), Cristina, Twin, Lydia, Gumutindo, Harrison, Mzuzu
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
Caesar and Joseph from CNAC, Burundi
Planning – Burundi specialty coffees.
With Andrew Kingsley, Coffee & Cocoa International
Saveur de Kivu planning.