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Humor and Making A Difference in Tea & Coffee

At the bottom of this page in the magazine, I hope subscribers will chuckle at our attempt to laugh at ourselves and tea and coffee. Beginning with this issue, we will feature a cartoon, to bring a little humor into this magazine.

I read in Mark Pendergrastís Uncommon Grounds ó a history of the coffee industry, that Tea & Coffee Trade Journal was once a dry journal some decades agoÖ. In the 60s that was true; but weíve come a long way since then. We marvel at the tea and coffee stories from the industry and continue to publish instructive and educational articles. Our thanks to Jill Adams of the Coffee Academy for writing on Baliís coffee and providing us with a photo of the Kopi Luwak coffee. I just canít believe people are willing to pay astronomical sums for coffee beans excreted in feces (and Iím being polite here).

I recently contributed to Thanksgiving Coffeeís joint program with the organization, Bikes to Rwanda, to help bring hundreds of bicycles to coffee farmers in Rwanda who grow their Gorilla Fund Coffee. The bicycles are used to transport bags of coffee. Happily many companies in our industries provide a little more sustenance for the companies we work with. Thanksgiving Coffee is one of the many coffee and tea companies helping make a difference in the economic climate of our trade. These altruistic organizations are the heart and soul of the industry and really do care.

Kudos to Thanksgiving Coffee.

Jane McCabe
Editor & Co-Publisher


Tea & Coffee - January, 2008

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