Commons make a switch in coffee providers. JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

Commons make a switch in coffee providers.
JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

Commons has recently changed their coffee provider to Seacoast Coffee Company. The process of selecting coffee was collaborative, for Commons workers organized three coffee tastings for students and staff—there were two during lunch and one during dinner. It was hard to miss the coffee tasting, for there were large posters by the entrance and the warm smell of coffee struck one by the entrance.

The preference determined through sampling was the Seacoast Coffee Company which is located in Portland, Maine where “they artisan roast their beans in small batches and deliver them within days of roasting to ensure freshness.” Further, the company practices sustainability by “minimizing the use of cardboard in their packaging, recycling and composting and they are members of MOFGA – the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.” The company is socially responsible and makes it their goal to contribute to non-profit groups that support the well-being of the environment, people, and animals.

To learn more about the new coffee provided, please contact Cheryl Lacey and be sure to try the coffee.