Peet's Coffee Tea, Inc. and Sustainable Harvest Bring Fine
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Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. and Sustainable Harvest Bring Fine Nicaraguan Coffee to First Thursday 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.