Coffee farmers at the heart of comedy show
Comedians Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood are serious about fair trade coffee.
The funny pair is hosting a comedy lunch with Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand to share the experience of meeting the farmers who grow our coffee in the mountains of Papua New Guinea.
In October last year the couple spent four days in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea visiting some of the nine villages that make up the Neknasi Coffee Growers Cooperative.
They were both overwhelmed by the labour intensive process in harvesting and drying the beans which then need to be carried in bags weighing 50 kilograms through rough terrain.
Fairly Funny is running as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and will launch Fair Trade Fortnight to bring awareness to a serious issue with some laughs.
It will be held at Rangatira, Q theatre, on May 3 from noon.