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Spring Member Mixer
March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Join us for a fair trade evening. Meet and mingle Chicago Fair Trade business members, fellow fair trade enthusiasts, and others interested in learning more. Enjoy bites and sips at Colectivo Cafe’s newest venture in Logan Square and hear about Chicago Fair Trade’s upcoming events with Al Liu, the Vice President of Coffee at Colectivo.
Al is a former Director of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and an original Advisory Board member of United Students of Fair Trade and has traveled the world working with coffee farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Al has worked with coffee farmers in over a dozen countries including Myanmar, Brazil, and Tanzania. He will be sharing Colectivo’s history with Fair Trade, which actually goes back to the late 90s when he was first introduced to the Kulaktik co-op in the Los Altos region of Chiapas. Al now holds strong relationships with coffee producers and exporters, an is an expert in green coffee origins, coffee sustainability and economic/social issues.
Al has over 10 years of experience sourcing, buying and developing supply chains of organic and fair trade coffee around the globe. He’s exceptionally well-traveled in the coffee-producing regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa and holds strong relationships with coffee producers and exporters, as well as being an expert in green coffee origins, coffee sustainability and economic/social issues.
This event is free and open to all who are 21 and over. We hope you’ll join us for a wonderful evening!