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Every time students get a cup of coffee from

Cafe 1812, they’ll be getting more than a regular

old “cuppa joe,” they’ll be getting a cup of Lyco.

With Warrior One, Lycoming has created its first

unique brand of coffee. The new brew, which was introduced during homecoming weekend,

is an organic, shade-grown coffee from the Las Lajas farm in Costa Rica.

To offer Warrior One, Lycoming joined the

Cultivation to Cup (C2C) network and partnered

with Golden Valley Farm Coffee Roasters (GVF)

and Parkhurst Dining. “The partnership that made

Warrior One possible brings great coffee to campus,

supports sustainable agricultural practices that

protect the environment and benefit poor farmers

in the developing world, and supplies funding for

educational programs for our students,” said Caroline

Payne, assistant professor of political science.

Warrior One is available for purchase from the

Lycoming College Streeter Campus Store in twelve

ounce bags and recyclable single-serve beverage cups

of medium or dark roasts. The coffee, which will

be served at all catered college events, can also be

bought online at

http://bookstoreonline.lycoming

.

edu.

The sale of Warrior One, and the other Golden

Valley Farm coffees, will result in directed donations

from the roaster back to Lycoming College. Those

funds, along with revenue generated from the sale of

retail bags, will support educational opportunities

for Lycoming students to study and research in the

developing world. Students from all majors will have

the opportunity to learn the science of growing coffee

while designing and implementing community and

economic development projects relevant to their major.

“Warrior One is a really good cup of

coffee,” said Leslie Ekstrand, general manager

of Parkhurst Dining at Lycoming. “But the project

goes well-beyond great coffee;

Parkhurst is proud to be a part of this project

to help educate the Lycoming community on the

impacts their coffee choices have on

farmers and the environment.”

The

Cultivation to Cup

(C2C) network supports

college student service

projects that help produce

organic, sustainable coffee

grown throughout Central

and South America. Their

mission is to facilitate the

transition from hardpan,

nutrient-poor sun farms to

organic certified shade-

grown, biosphere-friendly

coffee fincas. College

students and faculty work

closely with rural farmers

to ensure that coffee

grows organically under

the canopy of shade trees,

preserving and restoring

natural habitats.

Golden Valley Farms

Coffee Roasters is a family-

owned and operated

artisan coffee roaster.

With over 30 years of

experience in coffee sales,

national distribution, and

branding, their roots in the

coffee industry run deep.

They roast a large selection

of organic, shade-grown,

bird-friendly and fair-trade

coffees. Their line of teas

are certified organic and

fair trade. They are one

of the few Triple Certified

Coffee Roasters in The

United States and provide

world-class hot beverage

solutions for small private

label retail programs to

large scale food service

customers.

Lycoming announces

the release of

Warrior One Coffee

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F O R T H E E N V I R O N M E N T , F O R P E O P L E , F O R E D U C A T I O N

A

The community of El Naranjito with

Caroline Payne, Ph.D., assistant professor

of political science; Jonathan Williamson,

Ph.D., associate professor of political

science; Stephen R. Madigosky, Ph.D.,

professor of

environmental science

at Widener University; and Mike

Baldassarree, a representative from

Golden Valley Farms.

B

Shannon Sheridan ’15, Kevin Spotts ’15,

David Gordon ’15 and CJ Arhontakis ’14

enjoy a cup of coffee at the Warrior One

tasting.

C

Leslie Ekstrand, general manager of

Parkhurst Dining, and John Sacharok,

principal owner of Golden Valley Farms.

A

B

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