Sunday, January 16, 2011

Social Justice Brewing in Americus Coffee

Today, on a chilly January day in upstate NY (supposed to go down to zero tonight) I visit, in cyberspirit, Americus, Georgia.  It is 62 degrees according to a blog I read by a resident, and the small amount of snow they had a week ago is now a distant memory.

One thing lead to another and I ended up visiting the website of Americus's coffee shop, located not very far from the Habitat for Humanity store in Americus.  We had visited this place last March and it is the real deal - people who are in business to serve humanity and promote social justice - not to promote "fair trade" as a type of brand. (In fact, you can read more on their site about trying to stop what some people are trying to make "Fair Trade" into.)
The description of their recent "snowstorm" was, I hope, tongue in cheek.  You have to read it and enjoy (hopefully, while brewing a good cup of coffee.)

There is a coffee on the website that sounds so delicious that we would buy it except right now we have bags of coffee on the microwave, in the freezer.....I don't know how we got overstocked but we did, so it is going to be a few months before we have to buy coffee again.

I've been a bit "under the weather" the last few days, and thoughts of that 62 degree Americus sunshine sound really appealing just about now.

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