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$6 Cup of Coffee - A Conscious Look at the Coffee Trade Business

  • 05/15/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley 13933 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243
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New Venue - Different Format - Same Conscious Discussion

Our May 15 chapter event features a film documentary of a conscious business story entitled "A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee".  (watch trailer below)

Join us as we mix things up with an evening event featuring a film as our “speaker” and explore the conscious tenants of this fascinating story.

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Film Screening:

A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee

What would you think is more shocking: a one-dollar cup of coffee or a six-dollar cup of coffee? All operators of the coffee industry agree on the answer: a one-dollar cup of coffee shouldn’t even be a reality. 

When a fair-trade coffee co-op founded by indigenous Tseltal producers in Chiapas, Mexico decides to sell coffee roasted at the origin coffee--instead of selling green coffee--a Japanese company buys most of their product. But after a fungus destroys 70% of the production and the Japanese sell their chain restaurants, the co-op has to start all over again.

From the mountains of Mexico to a specialty coffee shop in Seattle, the narrative takes us through the entire value chain of coffee-making and trading. Through a wide range of interviewees, it becomes apparent how complex this highly-globalized market has become. Despite a facade of good intentions, fair solutions are not easy to come by. A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee doesn’t try to provide answers or solutions to the current situation, but more so to remind people what is behind the scenes--and the real price of the coffee that we all so enjoy.

Following the film screening will be a brief discussion facilitated by Christina Rossini, CEO of Inissor International, an importing and distribution firm bringing the fair-trade, organic coffee from this particular co-op to market in the USA.

Event Location


 Studio Movie Grill  (75/Spring Valley)

13933 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243
 When:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019
 Time:  5:30 - 8:30pm

Evening Timeline

 5:30 - 6:15pm Lobby reception (includes hor'dorves)
 6:15pm Presentation starts 
 6:30pm Movie starts ( English subtitles)
 8:00pm Movie concludes, followed by discussion
 8:30pm Chapter meeting concludes

    Note:  Additional food for purchase & cash bar available

    (new payment system being used)