Throughout this semester, you will explore the concept of a small business in the hospitality industry. You will operate a café here at SPCC, selling food and beverages to our customers. It is hoped that you will develop a range of skills from barista, food service and presentation, financial planning and time management.
Where does coffee grow?
There is a narrow “belt” that spans the globe in which coffee is grown. This is because the climate and conditions in this belt are just right for coffee – it cannot be successfully grown outside of the belt.
The following link contains a menu choice of information on Coffee Politics, Coffee Issues and Social Aspects (Sustainability, Bird Safe, Organic, Fair Trade) Coffee Research Report on one of these issues ( at least 200 words) to summarise the issue Organic coffee beans are coffee beans that have been produced without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides.
Organic coffee beans are coffee beans that have been produced without the use of pesticides or herbicides. This is both beneficial to both the producer and the consumer. However, non-organic coffee is typically higher yielding because it is not usually shade grown. The definition of certified organic coffee can be extended to include an emphasis on recycling, composting, soil health, and protection of the environment. These are important aspects to sustainability that are both cost effective and socially responsible. That is why organic fair trade coffee and organic shade grown coffee often go hand in hand.
Certified Organic Coffee BeansThe most common third party certification group is the Organic Crop Improvement Association. They charge $350 for organic coffee certification. Although this is relatively inexpensive for most farms, some small producers make only $1,000 per year.How does this issue relate the the SPCC Learning Habit of Respect? Further LinksExtension reading: On the Ground Coffee Roasters Gourmet Coffee Lovers