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Peace Coffee was born out of late night conversations between coffee farmers in Mexico and IATP policy analysts to counteract harmful trade negotiations that keep coffee-producing families in poverty. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is a nonprofit that works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade sys…
Wonderland Park Celebrates 5 years!
This month marks five years since we opened our flagship coffee shop! Our goal in opening the shop was to get closer to you, our community, and to take the final step in the supply chain from coffee growers to coffee drinkers—and we truly couldn't have done it without you. Our gift to you! On Tuesday, November 10th we'll be giving you, our friends and neighbors, a special birthday gift!…
Coffee Connections in Xela
Drew Ditlefsen, Peace Coffee Courier
In June, Lee, the Queen Bean, and I traveled to Guatemala to attend the Producer/Roaster Exchange organized by Cooperatives Coffees and hosted by Manos Campesinas. This year we were joined by roasters from the northernmost part of Canada and farmer cooperatives from as far south as Peru. This year's theme was microorganisms, organic farming practices, the continued battle with coffee leaf…
Always Fun at the Fair
This year at the "Great Minnesota Get Together", Peace Coffee again partnered with Renewing The Countryside to offer weary fairgoers with coffee from 9am-12pm during weekdays and 9am-3pm on fair weekends! With the help of our roastery staff, baristas, friends and family we connected with over 12,000 fairgoers, offering them complimentary samples of a rotating selection of fresh brewed Peace Cof…
Local Pumpkins For Lattes
Here at Peace Coffee, we talk a lot about the connections in your cup, and our mission to connect those who drink the coffee with the ones who grow it—but have you ever wondered who put the pumpkin in your Harvest Moon Latte? This year we're going straight to the source for our fall staple flavor, bringing organically grown pumpkins to town from our friends at Big River Farms CSA. A proj…
Fall is in the Air
We've noticed a little chill to early mornings lately and we've updated our menu to reflect the bittersweet fact that fall is on its way. Think crunchy leaves, back-to-school, and all-American specialties like apple pie—we've got your seasonal cravings covered. Harvest Moon Latté “Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky,” goes the old song, and, even if you find …
Peace Coffee on a Stick 2015!
Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah! It's our favorite time of year! We are privileged to be partnering with Renewing the Countryside again this year in the Healthy Local Foods Area of the Eco Experience. We will be highlighting a different farmer cooperative each day by brewing their delicious coffee and sharing it with the fair-going masses. Beginning at 9:00am every day of the fair there wi…
DeRusha Eats: Peace Coffee
In case you missed it live, WCCO Channel 4 aired a great piece on Peace Coffee during their Midmorning broadcast last week. It was part of Jason DeRusha's (local TV personality, food writer and all-around pleasant human) "DeRusha Eats" series.
Cupping in the Congo
Anne Costello, Peace Coffee Director of Coffee
Earlier this month, I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in the Saveur du Kivu, the first specialty coffee cupping competition in the DRC. As a result of years of intense conflict and violence where millions of people lost their lives, the coffee market had fallen into a drastic decline. In the mid 1980s, the region produced an estimated 30,000 tons of green coffee; by 2012…
We were happily invaded by local food blogging troupe, The Heavy Table, two weeks ago for a night of unscientific Yeti Cold Press experiments. Read here the results of our journey together. A huge thank you goes to our Head Barista, Jackson, for guiding the team through the ins and, mostly, outs of cold coffee concocting. We are partial, but Jackson's contribution, the Nashville Slammer, is qui…