Over the past weekend, Stand With Ukraine Japan brought a Ukrainian coffee culture event to our pop-up space. We learnt about the rise of the third wave coffee culture in Ukraine. The cafes that embody this culture focus on bean selection from small farms and craftsmanship in brewing methods– immersion, pressure, and drip can be combined for more interesting outcomes.
Even during the war, these cafes continue to be in service. Some provide free coffee to citizens; this is especially important when coffee is a huge part of many people’s daily routine. Others open up their kitchens so others can use it to cook and deliver food to those in need, serve as a space for people to gather safely, and also send coffee to soldiers and nurses. For example, a local Kyiv roastery called Mad Heads Coffee Roasters is currently providing President Zelenskyy and his team specialty drip coffee bags. It fuels them through the hard work and many sleepless nights they have been through.
In total, more than 40 people turned up and enjoyed an engaging presentation and freshly brewed coffee. The event was an insightful look at how small actions make a difference during this trying time.
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