V4A mentees tour at Kaldi’s Coffee in St. Louis

Immigrants mentees visited Kaldis_Coffee Roastery on February 19th for educational field trip. They had a great opportunity to learn how coffee is imported and roasted to the final product. In July this year the group will be traveling to Kenya for a service project. They will also meet coffee farmers in central Kenya and also engage with communities in the neighboring games reserves in Tsavo ans Samburu Park. .

We would like to appreciate Frank McGinty, Director of Sales and Marketing and Kimberly Morice-Damhorst, community outreach coordinator for giving our youth a great tour and a great presentation. Promoting trade in Africa helps to unite communities and to creates opportunity for cultural exchange in St Louis.
Howard Lerner and Suzanne Langlois started Kaldi’s in October 1994, before there was even a Starbucks here. They were two journalists looking for a change, and the local coffee culture was beginning to develop, and they recognized that. They got into roasting a few years later and the wholesale business after that. Read more

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