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Women Coffee Producers Program

LostCoffee is partnering with one of our coffee importers (Cafe Imports) in support of the Women's Coffee Producers program.  Make your way down to the store and check out the coffee marked with a #pinkpaperclip.  The green coffee is exclusively sourced from women owned farms from around the world.  Currently you can help support our efforts by purchasing our locally roasted Colombia.  It's our first #pinkpaperclip offering.

A.M.A.C.A (Association de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is the latest partnership in our Women Coffee Producer program. Located in the Colombian municipality of El Tambo, Cauca, this collective is made up of 140 female producers. After cupping a sample of their coffee this past July, we decided to drive to the township of San Joaquin and meet them - they're inspiring. The average size of land is just a single hectare per member, most of whom are the heads of their households. The members of AMACA are passionate, strong-willed, and have a deep sense of family values that seems almost magnified within the group as a whole. The premium included in the support of this coffee will most likely go towards the construction of a building where the members can store and cup their future harvests.

Here is just some of the ways the Women's Coffee Producers Program helps around the world

  • sourced through a democratically organized collective or group which comprises at least a significant voting percentage of active female coffee growers (more than 25% participation), or from groups entirely comprising female members and/or participants.
  • purchased at a premium price above the average market value for the coffee, with the application of that premium decided upon by a majority of the group. The use of this premium will vary based on the needs of the women; in the past, these premiums have been used to build organic vegetable gardens (CESMACH, Mexico), dry-mill facilities (CODECH, Guatemala), and education and training programs related to sustainability practices (Gayo Megah Berseri, Sumatra). In some cases, the premium may simply be distributed among the group members in order to create equity and to raise their standard of living.
  • given ample market representation as a lot that seeks to create equity, equality, and recognition for the normally marginalized female members of the supply chain.
  • traceable to the organizational level, if not to the individual producer level, with particular attention given to the membership structure of the organization.
  • a potential for a long-term relationship in which increased market accessibility creates the opportunity and incentive to improve coffee quality, thereby earning increased cup-based premium in future harvests.

[source....Cafe Imports]

Evans Avenue LostCoffee - Soft Opening

Albeit a rather slow process, but she is alive.  

Scott and I removed the window coverings last night to reveal LostCoffee's first Denver store.  There is plenty of training and some details to work through but we are serving. 

This morning we quietly and softly unlocked the doors to our third store.  It's amazing.

Watch for Grand opening festivities in a few weeks. 

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2016 Castle Rock Best of the Best - Coffee Shop

Being a Coffee Shop winning our category makes us so happy.  

Our team is very grateful for all of you.  Thanks for your votes again this year.

Budding Artists Give Us Their Take On Popular Company Logos

Thank you to the 6th and 7th graders at Aspen View Academy for providing the artwork at LostCoffee Limelight! These creative and hilarious works were for a logo manipulation project by the Guerilla Art Elective Class. Come by for a good laugh and a great cup of coffee!

All pieces are available for purchase.

We'll be gone for Thanksgiving

It's with full hearts Scott and I reach out and say thanks.  Thank you to all of our wonderful customers. I know all of you are with me in saying LostCoffee is blessed to have such an amazing crew.  We are so grateful.  Enjoy tomorrow with your families.  You do wonderful work and we appreciate each you.  Thank You.

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Brewtus will be at the Castle Rock Play It Again Sports on Saturday

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The Castle Rock Play It Again Sports has recently changed ownership and they are having a customer appreciation day this Saturday.  Brewtus, the LostCoffee Truck, will be onsite serving drinks from 9-11am to help kick off the festivities. Please make it a point to stop by and meet the the new owners.  They live right here in Castle Rock and are doing great things to support sports in our fine town.

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It's a great time of year to start thinking about holiday gifts for the sports enthusiast on your shopping list.  You can also use this event to round up your slightly used gear and turn it into holiday cash to buy things for the other folks on your list.

Here are just some of the Saturday Only specials:

  • Minimum 20% off your entire purchase
  • Scratch-and-win tickets for a chance to win up to 50% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE
  • In-store promotions and giveaways
  • Increased pay outs for your quality used gear
  • Fun and games for the entire family

Play It Again Sports
4760 Castleton Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(720)479-8245

 

The store is currently looking for Ski and Snowboard Equipment, Lacrosse Sticks and Protective Equipment, along with Fitness Equipment.

2014 Taste of Douglas County in full swing

Brewtus is showing his handsome little hood tonight at the Taste of Douglas County. 

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