Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. and Sustainable Harvest Bring Fine Nicaraguan Coffee to First
Coffee Sampling and Video Presentation to Help Promote Sustainability
WHO: Doug Welsh, director of coffee purchasing at Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee roaster and marketer of
fresh, deep-roasted whole bean coffee for home and office enjoyment.
David Griswold, president and founder of Sustainable Harvest, the leading North American importer of organic,
shade-grown and fair-traded specialty grade coffees.
WHERE: The Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center
721 NW Ninth Avenue, Suite 235
Portland, OR 97209
WHAT: A comparative tasting of Peet's Central American coffees, accompanied by a video presentation about Las
Hermanas, an all-woman Nicaraguan coffee growing co-op. Welsh and Griswold will conclude with a live discussion
about their personal experiences in traveling to Nicaragua to meet with this exceptional group of women and in
working together to introduce this coffee to the U.S.
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2002, 7-8:30 p.m.
About Peet's Coffee & Tea
Founded in Berkeley, Calif. in 1966, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. is a specialty coffee roaster and marketer of fresh, deep-roasted
whole bean coffee for home and office enjoyment. Peet's fresh-roasted coffee, hand-selected tea and related items are sold in
several distribution channels including specialty grocery and gourmet food stores, online and mail order, office and restaurant
accounts and 68 company-owned stores in four states. Peet's is committed to strategically growing its business and to
maintaining a unique culture and focus on customer satisfaction. For information about Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. visit
www.peets.com or call 1-800-999-2132.
About Sustainable Harvest
Sustainable Harvest was founded in 1996. They operate as a small, privately held green coffee importer. Sustainable Harvest
focuses on the market niche of Relationship Coffees, which include organic, shade-grown and fair-trade coffees. David
Griswold is founder and President of Sustainable Harvest and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the
Specialty Coffee Association of America.