Cof­fee-con­scious

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Co­me­di­ans Michele A’Court and Jeremy El­wood are se­ri­ous about fair trade cof­fee.

The pair are host­ing a com­edy lunch with Fair­trade Aus­tralia and New Zealand to share their 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.

They vis­ited some of the nine vil­lages that make up the Nek­nasi Cof­fee Grow­ers Co­op­er­a­tive.

Both were 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.

Se­ri­ously funny: Co­me­di­ans Jeremy El­wood and Michele A’Court are host­ing a com­edy lunch to pro­mote fair trade cof­fee as part of the NZ In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val.

Go to qthe­atre.co.nz/fair­tradeanz-presents-fairly-funny or call 309 9771 for tick­ets.

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