Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
"...Filling in the gap in the schedule will be another film in a similar vein: Black Gold, about the Ethiopian coffee industry...."
"...When the original Briggo test-market coffee kiosk was installed in the Flawn Academic Center in late 2011, both the novelty and convenience were embraced by coffee lovers. This week marked the debut of the company's newly-designed Coffee Haus, and whole system is now even cooler...."
"...Not every coffee shop serves as home base for pretentious attitudes and pseudo-philosophical debates about the nuances of Kanye West's latest rant. It's refreshing to skip the latte art and artisanal snark and just find a good cup of joe served with a warm welcome..."
"...Andy Wiggington talks about coffee like most sommeliers talk about wine. He will point out its fruity notes or earthy balance..."
"...But just because your brain isn't firing on all pistons doesn't mean your taste buds have forgotten about quality or your conscience has foregone ethics. When it comes to cutting through the fog, it can be difficult to care if your coffee is transparently sourced or farmers have been adequately paid...."
"...Music will also be on hand, as well as food, a raffle, and information booths from area activist organizations. Each day closes with a traditional Ethiopian Banu coffee ceremony..."
"...The local song enthusiast already boasts a pair of albums, an eponymous debut from 2012 and its 2013 follow-up, Spare Key, with a 7-inch vinyl EP due this month. Besides music, the 30-year-old Wilson also appreciates a good beer and fresh-brewed coffee..."
"...If you've ever seen the Fair Trade logo on your coffee and wondered what it meant, then Austin's first ever Fair Trade Film Festival might clear up what's in your cup...."
"...On our first morning in West Texas, Will, a sculptor by trade, wanted to check out the burgeoning art scene in nearby Marfa. Following our server Margaret's advice from the night before, we had breakfast at the Brown Recluse, a little neighborhood cafe in Marfa that serves gourmet breakfast and is also home of Big Bend Coffee Roasters (www.bigbendcoffee.com), a company that sells certified organic, certified fair-trade coffee that is freshly roasted on premise..."
"...However, amid the profusion of claims, guarantees of good labor practices are few and far between. It’s true that it’s possible to buy Fair Trade coffee and chocolate..."
"...It's a rainy, humid Friday morning, but Joshua Bingaman is all smiles: His Progress Coffee is teeming with patrons drinking organic, fair-trade coffee out of compostable cups. Four years ago, Bingaman and his wife, Sarah, left the Mission District in San Francisco for Austin, where they scoured the city for an old, dilapidated warehouse in which to start an environmentally friendly, community-centric cafe..."
"...Fair Bean Coffee..."
"...Picture this scenario: You're deep into a busy day and it's time for a good cup of coffee, made just the way you like it. On your computer or cell phone, you access a website or application, log in, and order your favorite concoction – say, espresso with one pump of vanilla syrup, no sugar, and a splash of soy milk – and pay for it via your stored account..."
"...The chocolate hazelnut fudge is dense with Fair Trade cocoa and organic chocolate fudge; the cherry amaretto highlights the classic combination of cherries and almond extract. The cappuccino combines Fair Trade coffee with organic vanilla, the Mint Galactica delivers minty chocolate chip, and the Naked Coconut, of course, tastes overwhelmingly of coconut, but the other flavors have little to no coconut flavor..."
"...The Lost Sock Launderette & Coffee Lounge..."
"...Briggo Coffee Kiosk: (Flawn Academic Center, UT Campus) Caffeine and studying go together like cookies and cream; the Briggo coffee kiosk offers precisely prepared, fair-trade coffee drinks made to order by a robot barista. Order and pay via phone or computer and your coffee will be waiting in a few minutes..."
"...• The INK Spring Brunch to benefit ASA at the lovely Hummimgbird House (12805 Arroyo Doble in Manchaca) will feature fabulous food from chefs Allie and Zack Teegardin, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, and fair trade coffee. Get tickets here..."
"...(In my experience, it worked, too.) A long dreamt-of, dog-friendly patio has been added, surrounded by concrete walls topped with bamboo plants. Instead of one, there are eight beers on tap (seven of them local), and there is finally an honest-to-god espresso machine as well as the whole array of coffee drinks..."
"...DeMarco persuaded Hightower that a book should be built upon those stories, organized here broadly into three categories: business, politics, and life. Under the business rubric, the book recounts the story of the Minneapolis-based fair-trade coffee cooperative organized by "a terrific organization with the wonky name of Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy" and follows that with tales of organic farms, groundbreaking microlenders, grassroots health-care operations (Hidalgo County), a unionized co-op taxicab company (Madison, Wis.), and so on..."
"...Next time you're picking up a set of fake mustaches or Chinese finger traps over at Toy Joy, the Austin institution of kitschy playthings at the corner of 29th and Guadalupe, your revisitation of childhood bliss will be incomplete if you don't venture around back to Dhaba Joy, their equally jubilant cafe and bakery. There, you'll find healthier versions of youthful treats like cupcakes, oatmeal pies, muffins, and soft serve, as well as a unique selection of smoothies, fresh juices, vegan sandwiches, and a full array of espresso and coffee drinks...."