Join the Tseltal-Maya indigenous community on their journey from poverty to autonomy by their innovative approach to speciality coffee.
More than Coffee: Cultivating justice and dignity with the Indigenous community.
Join us at Venkman’s in the historic Old Fourth Ward for an incredible night of coffee, specialty cocktails, conversation, and a screening of the documentary film ‘A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee’ with OneHome Collective and La Misión de Bachajón.
The film features the story of the Tseltal-Maya coffee producers in the northern highlands of Chiapas, Mexico and their path to autonomy through the specialty coffee they produce and roast. It also explores the realities and challenges faced in the market by indigenous producers.
The Director of La Misión de Bachajón (Arturo Estrada, S.J.) and the Founder of 1HC (Leigh Holbrook) will be visiting from Mexico to present a brief overview of the history and development of the alternative economic model the community established and how it has become the economic foundation for the community’s path from slavery and extreme poverty to autonomy.
The community has established cooperatives and social enterprises to continue the development of their goods. The evening will feature the organic artisanal coffee from Capeltic, organic honey from Chaptic, and handmade soap from Xapontic.
There will also be beautiful photographs of region from our documentary project ‘The Good Life’ that will be available for auction and purchase.
**All proceeds from the event will benefit the sustainable projects of the Tseltal Community**
Current Sponsors and Partners: Compassionate Atlanta, Venkman’s, Waller’s Coffee Shop, OneHome Collective, University of IberoAmericana Foundation
(If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Standard Tickets ($15) Include: Coffee, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and film screening
VIP Tickets ($50) additionally include: A speciality coffee tasting, cocktails made from our coffee and honey, conversation with the project Directors, and a silent auction.