A Caffeinated Adventure: Bongo

The first Wednesday night of every month is an exciting one. It is the monthly time for Urban Green Lab to come together with Lightning 100's,  Team Green Adventures, for the monthly sustainability workshop called "Engage Green".

This month's workshop was centered around everyone's favorite morning addiction: coffee.

Tom, the Head Roaster at Bongo Java's roasting and packaging facility was nice enough to let us explore the space and ask him about 18 too many questions. The talk was fascinating, and really got people's thoughts brewing over all things coffee. Did you know that coffee can be labeled from a particular region if a single bean from that region was placed in the bag? That co-ops are much more fair than "fair trade" and that "fair trade" can be hardly fair? So many aspects to the world of coffee that most of us had no idea about! 

The Bongo labels ready to be processed onto coffee bags.

The Bongo labels ready to be processed onto coffee bags.

Thank you to all who came out to this fascinating look at coffee and of course to Tom, for being an amazing host and coffee expert!

Oh, and tip for the easily over-caffeinated: eat a banana and drink a glass of water. The potassium and water will flush the caffeine out of your system. If only that were common knowledge ...

Tom standing next to the OFFICIAL Bongo Java coffee roaster.

Tom standing next to the OFFICIAL Bongo Java coffee roaster.