Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nightcap Series - The Coffee Trade, An Evening of Coffee Tasting and Discussion Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Geoff Watts, Vice President of Coffee and Green Coffee Buyer for Intelligentsia Coffee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Firehouse Lounge, 2216 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

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Coffee is one of the world’s most traded products. The coffee industry employs millions of people globally through its cultivation, harvesting, and trading. Come and learn how coffee reaches your cup, and why some coffee companies are now developing more equitable and sustainable trade relationships.

Coffee tasting: Join us as we sample different types of coffee from around the world. Learn to distinguish the various flavors and smells of a perfect cup! Coffee provided by ALDO Coffee Co. (located in Mt. Lebanon)

Speaker: Geoff Watts is the Vice President of Coffee and Green Coffee Buyer for Intelligentsia Coffee, based out of Chicago. Intelligentsia has been awarded numerous accolades for the quality of their coffee. Intelligentsia practices direct trade, working closely with actual producers, not just importers or exporters, promoting a “seed to cup” attention to their product. Geoff Watts assisted in the opening of Intelligentsia Coffee in 1995.Today, he travels extensively to farms throughout Central and South America, Africa, and Indonesia, establishing new relationships with farmers, exporters, and specialty coffee importers throughout the world, all the while gathering insight and understanding of what it is that makes a perfect cup of coffee.

**Please note that in addition to the coffee tasting, lite fare will be provided. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.**

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