Kickapoo Coffee received it's fifth accolade at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco last night, this time for our Organic Ethiopia Charbanta Natural Process coffee.
Falling on inauguration day, the evening reinforced the values of the food community. Founder Sarah Weiner was joined by political activist and environmentalist, Winona LaDuke and organic pioneer, Alice Waters. These three incredible leaders inspired more than 900 attendees as they spoke of the importance of diversity and unity, and social justice through food production and consumption. As Sarah noted in her closing remarks: “Your fine bourbons, your pickled herring draw us to the table, one of the last spaces where people with different views still come together, listen and share. As architects of hospitality, we have the responsibility to ensure people of all creeds, colors and orientations are invited to the table.”
A “#FoodStand” poster was distributed to attendees and will be distributed to more than 100 farmers at markets in San Francisco over the weekend. We are honored and humbled to have been a part of this gathering and to join the community in making a stand for women, farmers, indigenous cultures and the earth.
Receiving this award is a testament not only to what we are all about here at Kickapoo Coffee, but also to the hard work and dedication of the farmer members of the Charbanta Cooperative in Ethiopia.
Thank you to the Good Food Awards for this honor!