Coffee Time

We are pleased to announce that the coffee we sell as a fund raiser has arrived and we are now taking orders.  The product which is Certified Fair Trade and Organic, is high quality and has been extremely successful in past years. 
We’ll be selling two types: South American Fair Trade and French Vanilla Fair Trade in 16 oz. packages.  Both are available in regular or decaf, both are certified fair trade and organic. All the coffee will be ground (no whole bean). The ground coffee is attractively packaged in heavy foil gusseted bags — royal blue for regular coffee and green for decaf, with a colorful Kentucky-Ecuador Partners label.  We sell it for $12/pound, leaving us a profit of $5/pound.   
South American Fair Trade has a bright taste with rich aromas and is available in decafinated as well as regular.
French Vanilla Fair Trade has a  luscious vanilla flavoring which gives this coffee a rich and satisfying taste. Perfect with dessert, rich enough to stand alone as a dessert beverage. Both types are welcome holiday gifts.
The process is easy: 
•  Download and fill out the form, (If you have not received a form by email, contact Kay Roberts.
•  Collect payment at the time the order is placed. 
•  Get the form and the money to Kay Roberts by November 5. The coffee will be available for pick up Thanksgiving week.
Coffee Fundraiser Timeline:
October 7, 2011           Begin taking orders
November 5, 2011       Order forms and payment due to Kay Roberts  (contact info below)
Thanksgiving week      Coffee available for pick-up and delivery
Orders are pre-paid, so be sure to collect the money when you take the order.
$12. per pound

Kay Roberts, Community Liasison – International Affairs
Executive director – Kentucky ecuador Partners
102 Bradley Hall, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0058
phone:  869-257-6601 (note new phone number)

Michael Barnes Provides Training for Musicians

Songwriter, performer and producer Michael Barnes conducted presentations and workshops in Cuenca, Ambato, and Quito this past summer. In the workshops held during July and August, Barnes taught recording music using Reason software. Presentations demonstrated  uploading music to the internet, creating CDs, as well as tips on how to gain an audience, and instruction on building a homepage, and selling music. 

Approximately 30 people participated in the Cuenca conference held at the University of Cuenca; around 30 people at the Ambato conference held at City Hall; about 16 students participated in the conference held at the University of San Francisco in Quito.  Students in Ambato and Quito brought their own laptops and MIDI keyboards for use in the workshops, and students in Cuenca used the Mac computers that were available in the computer lab.

“It was an amazing experience. Hopefully, I’ll get to return one day.”

For more information on Michael Barnes and his music, see the “Featured Traveler” column to the left or follow this link: