As the official sustainable coffee of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Café Solar®, is being offered at several locations on campus in partnership with Aramark Dinning Services.
Café Solar® is a joint venture of Fair Trade Cooperative COMISUYL in Honduras and the Mesoamerican Development Institute. COMISUYL is adopting renewable energy technology and biodiversity-friendly production methods and serves and a training and research center for the Networked Engineering Research Center (NERC), a consortium of UMass Lowell and Amherst with Universities in Central America.
Café Solar is now available at:
- –Southwick Food Court (North Campus)
- –Mill City Restaurant (South Campus)
- –Fox Hall Dining Room (East Campus)
Café Solar® is unique in its ability to help mitigate climate change by conserving and expanding forest habitat in coffee producing regions.
- Eliminates use of firewood to dry the coffee harvest, helping to preserve tropical forests
- Processed using renewable energy technology manufactured in Massachusetts
- Supports the introduction of biodiversity-friendly agroforestry systems and student research
- High-quality coffee—Strictly High Grown (SHG) and prepared to specialty coffee standards
- Locally roasted by Red Barn Coffee Roasters in Upton
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See the Café Solar® flyer providing background on coffee supporting the introduction of coffee processed with renewable energy and forest-friendly production.Button Text