Upper Midwest Gourmet & Flamenco Organic Coffee Company are extremely proud to be involved with the ECO and SOCIAL actions being taken by the University of Saint Thomas and Concordia College of Moorhead, MN.
Both schools are strong supporters of Flamenco Organic’s mission of only serving Fair Trade and Organic coffee. Coffee has historically been one of the world’s most exploitative industries. Fair Trade helps to insure the quality of life for workers and helps to prevent cost-cutting practices that hurt the quality of coffee. Coffee, which is the world’s second largest traded food commodity, is also one of the most unregulated and chemically treated. That is why Organic and Fair Trade coffee is SO important to all of us.
UMG, Flamenco, UST, and Concordia also strive for sustainability. That means that we are all working to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We do this by only selling and using Eco-conscious supplies, like cups, napkins, etc.
UMG has solar panels on our facility which help to power the roasting equipment of the Flamenco Organic Coffee Co. UST has switched to corn-oil based cold cups and 100% recyclable napkins on campus. Concordia, Moorhead has focused on five themes: food, water, waste, energy, and transportation and are working as a WHOLE campus to make serious “green” change.
Please check out this great article below about Concordia’s sustainability
Please check out these pictures below from the new Concordia dining facilities
Please check out these pictures below from the UST Appreciation Day 2008
Thank you and please Contact Us if you would like to learn more or would like to get your Business, College, University, or Cafe on board with the Eco and Social movement!