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Coffee festival to be held in Bangalore

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The Indian city of Bangalore will be hosting a coffee festival in December 2016. Organised by the Women’s Coffee Alliance – India chapter, the Coffee Santhe is being held for the third time.

“Through this annual fundraising event we want to support women coffee plantation workers,” says D M Purnesh, one of the members of the Women’s Coffee Alliance, adding that the funds raised will be used for the welfare of girl children as well as women working in the coffee industry.

The three-day event will be held at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath from December 2 to 4. It will be held from 11.30 am to 7.30 pm on all these days.

“People can come in and experience different kinds and blends of coffee,” says Purnesh. New blends and brands will be unveiled, exciting brewing trends discussed and various kinds of coffee makers will be also on display.

Apart from that there will be coffee artistry, games and dance and music, including salsa by Lourde Vijay and interactive traditional dances with danseuse Padmini Ravi.

The India chapter of Women’s Coffee Alliance is three-and-a-half years old and works to promote coffee as a product.

It also supports initiatives such as Nayan Tara, education of girl children of women coffee plantation workers in the coffee growing regions of Bababudan, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Biligiris and Sakleshpur; Su Prana, health camps conducted in the coffee growing regions of India; Kushal Maya, medical health insurance scheme for families of girl children under ‘Nayan Tara’ project and Aa Haar, distribution of eggs as a protein supplement to families of women coffee plantation workers.

Priya Menon

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