College Unveils Its Own "Green" Coffee

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:55 AM EDT
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College Unveils Its Own "Green" Coffee

Golden Valley Farms

WU Brew is for sale at Golden Valley Farms.

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Everyone knows college students drink a lot of coffee. So, one Philadelphia-area university has decided to make its own brew.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Widener University is partnering with West Chester-based Golden Valley Farms to produce its own environmentally friendly coffee, WU Brew. It's set to debut on April 22, which is Earth Day.  It will come in both a dark roast and a medium roast.

The coffee will sell for $13.99 per 12-ounce bag and can be ordered online.

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Golden Valley Farms was founded by an alumnus of the Chester-based university, John Sacharok. The company imports beans from Costa Rica for the coffee production.

The newspaper reports university professors and students traveled to Costa Rica to learn about environmentally sound ways to produce coffee.

“We're hoping that this project will help us change the face of agriculture when it comes to growing coffee,” Stephen Madigosky, professor of environmental science, told the paper in a prepared statement. "Much of Costa Rica now looks like Iowa for the mass production of crops. We need to convert these areas back into forests."

 


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