When a diverse array of leaders and innovators gather in Vancouver for TED2014 they will be fuelling ideas and conversation with Canadian speciality coffees, including two selection from Salt Spring Coffee: Metta Espresso and Papua New Guinea Wau. TED, in partnership with World Coffee Events, has designed a world-class coffee and tea program for the global conference taking place in Vancouver and Whistler March 17-21, 2014. This marks the second year that Salt Spring Coffee will be a served at TED and TED Active.
Salt Spring Coffee, Canada’s largest micro-roaster and sustainability leader, will be featured in the TED Coffee program alongside international and Canadian specially coffee roasters Matchstick, Phil & Sebastian and Elysian Coffee. TED and TED Active participants will experience these selected coffees at seven full service bars (five in Vancouver and two in Whistler) that will host espresso and manual brew methods, latte art demonstrations, coffee tastings and training on home brew methods.
This will be the second year for TED audiences to experience Salt Spring Coffee as their Ethiopia Amaro Gayo coffee was hand-selected by an expert panel and included in a one-time only espresso blend served at TED 2013. Celebrated as a leader in sustainability, coffee education, commitment to farmers and innovative partnerships since 1996, Salt Spring Coffee is a natural fit for the TEDCoffee program.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the specialty coffee program at TED for the second year running and to see a global audience experience the flourishing Western Canadian coffee community,” said Mickey McLeod, Salt Spring Coffee’s CEO and co-founder. “Ideas are born and shared over Salt Spring Coffee and we are committed spark conversation with our customers and growing community.”
The TEDCoffee experience isn’t only limited to participants of the conference. Coffee lovers can enjoy Salt Spring Coffee’s Wau Morobe and Metta Espresso at Salt Spring Coffee’s Ganges Cafe (located on Salt Spring Island), Tsawwassen Cafe (BC Ferries kiosk) or order online and purchase at a select number of retailers throughout the Lower Mainland.
ABOUT SALT SPRING COFFEE PAPAU NEW GUINEA WAU
Wau Morobe, Salt Spring Coffee’s celebrated seasonal organic coffee will be served. Shade grown in rich volcanic soils, Wau is harvested in the mountainous community in the Morobe Province on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. The co-operative where Wau is grown belongs to Monpi Sustainable Services, an organization that advocates the responsible production and trade of coffee with respect for people and the environment. The coffee has a sweet, balanced character, lemon and nut flavours with subtle caramel and almond undertones.
ABOUT SALT SPRING COFFEE METTA ESPRESSO
Metta Espresso is Salt Spring Coffee signature espresso blend. It is named after the co-founder’s, Mickey McLeod and Robbyn Scott, daughter Metta. The blend combines organic, Fair to Farmer coffee from Peru, Nicaragua, and Indonesia. It has a smooth carmel meets dark chocolate flavour, with a hint of berry at its finish.
ABOUT WORD COFFEE EVENTS, LTD
World Coffee Events‘ mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence worldwide. Founded in 2011 by joint cooperation of the Speciality Coffee Associations of Europe and America, World Coffee Events is the premier producer of events for the coffee community and licenses national championships in more than 60 countries involving thousands of participants worldwide. For more information visit worldcoffeeevents.org.
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