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Local coffee shops brew up funds for education

If there are two things that ORU students love, it’s coffee and missions.

Tomorrow night students can take advantage of an opportunity that serves both purposes. “A Film About Coffee” will show at the Circle Cinema in Downtown Tulsa at 3:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m..

Two local coffee companies, Nordaggios Coffee and Topeca Coffee, are sponsoring the documentary film. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Contextos, a charity program in El Salvador. The organization will use the money to build a library for an elementary school and to provide training for teachers.

The film is all about specialty coffee, and how it gets from farm to coffee shop.

“We want to show Tulsa and the surrounding community how much thought and care goes into a cup of coffee,” said Mitchell Murry, the brand specialist for Topeca Coffee.

Unlike most coffee shops, Topeca only sells specialty coffee. Only two percent of the world’s coffee is considered specialty. Topeca has a direct relationship with the farms that provide the products that they sell in their shops. These factors set Topeca apart.

Ticket sales for the film will benefit a school in El Salvador, providing the funds necessary to build a library and train teachers. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://topeca.ticketleap.com/film/. At the event, Topeca will set up a coffee bar, where those attending can take advantage of free specialty coffee.

“People continually love coffee, and we love to benefit other people like the community here and in El Salvador,” said Murry.

The event will be at the Circle Cinema located at 10 S Lewis Ave. in Tulsa. Students interested in attending the event can go to https://topecacoffee.com/film-coffee-coming-tulsa/ for more information.

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