Starbucks Coffee Replaced in Sunstream
Eco-friendly coffee is brought to library café
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:09
Any person that gets a cup of coffee in the library this year will be sipping on coffee from a new, ecofriendly vendor.
This year Bronco Leaders For Environmental Justice Investigating Truth, also known as “BLEJIT,” succeeded in bringing in a direct trade vendor, The Community Agroecology Network, to Sunstream Café located in the library. Now, Starbucks coffee is no longer sold in the Sunstream Café.
The new coffee at Sunstream Café is sustainably grown. There are four farming communities in Mexico and Central America that the coffee comes from. The CAN links the farmers who grow the coffee to consumers.
The university as well as Bon Appétit contributed to making the transition. Bon Appétit planned the coffee tasting that took place in the library last year. The tasting was open to anyone passing through. At the end of the tasting, the results were clear — the coffee brought in by CAN was the top choice of students.
This new vendor introduces more variety to Santa Clara’s cafes so students have more freedom in chosing their beverage of choice.
Contact Mallory Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4849..