We here at Hani Coffee Co. are always looking for ways to share our passion of coffee with others. We are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity that will be fun for all coffee lovers. We will be hosting a coffee tasting event on November 22 from 7-9PM. The cost is only 50RMB per person! We have the pleasure of having Saxon Wright, a World Barista Champion Judge, guide us on our journey around the world of coffee. Please mark your calendar and join us on November 22 from 7-9PM at 18ME Café (click here for directions). Let us know if you are planning to attend by dropping us an email. Thanks! Read the rest of this entry »
We are always thankful to have folks from America, and nothing seems to generate excitement more than a visit from American friends to the campus in YJ. Six students from Texas came to be a part of a week-long cultural exchange and as to be expected were local celebrities during their stay. Each student was paired with a Chinese partner and spent their days seeing what life was like for their new friend. They ate with their partner, went to class with their partner, played basketball, and shared about their lives during English classes. These partnerships have significant impact on both the Chinese and the American students, and we always love the excitement and eagerness to study English that these exchange trips bring.
It’s always great to meet new people along the way ! It’s a busy time here at Hani Coffee Co as we are working on finalizing all the logistics of getting new crop beans to you all for the 2013 season.We are excited about the offerings we have and I know you are going to enjoy the beans for this year’s coffee!
A co-worker and I were at our facilities the other day and we had a visitor come by. The parents of the little girl in the picture work next door to our facility, so she came by to see what all this coffee stuff is about! I had to get a photo as laughing and talking with this child reminded me of what all this is about!
Thanks you all for your continued support and as always
“Enjoy the Journey”
In mid December, Hani Coffee staff and friends visited two schools in a rural area to conduct dental hygiene training and a vision screening clinic. In the two villages, we had class and did screening for over 400 students and teachers. Aside from having a great time with the kids and communities, we were able to detect some vision problems in some 20 students.
Over the next few weeks, we will be working with ophthalmologists to determine the severity of each child’s eye problem and work with parents on a course of action to get them repaired. It’s exciting to know we will be able to help so many kids have better eyesight and in turn help them to be able to study and learn better along the way! I want to thank our staff and the friends who traveled with us for caring and being willing to work so hard to make a difference!
As always, thank you for your partnership in all this!
Enjoy the Journey!
The 2012 Nordica Christmas fair went great this year! We had a great time serving Hani coffee and our new chocolates to so many of you. Thanks so much for your support and friendship.
Our new espresso machine was a big hit as were the eggnog Lattes! If you missed out on the free cup offer you can purchase one in KMG just contact the office and we can make arrangements.
The week following the Nordica fair we were all off to two villages to conduct our first vision screening with students. Look for more on that on the web site.
As always “Enjoy the Journey!”
During the first week of June, our team here at Hani Coffee Co. took a trip down south to provide some coffee training to an old friend and partner: Mei Mei Cafe. For ten years now, Mei Mei Cafe has been the premiere cafe in JingHong. Anyone who has spent time enjoying their delicious, home-made pastries, or savoring a cup of fresh, local juice can attest to their high quality and great service. For over three years now, Mei Mei Cafe has used and served Hani Coffee. We are extremely grateful for their continual support and partnership.
Not only did we have a great week of teaching English, we wrapped up the week with visits to two different Hani villages. In the past, we have shared a meal in the homes of some of the students, but this year we decided to utilize this time for health and sanitation projects. We selected two villages where the relationships are strong and the needs are many. After preliminary visits in May, we decided to hold hygiene trainings for the villages’ children. Our team of 20+ split into two different groups and headed off and up the mountains early Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry »
Every June, we have the opportunity to travel down south and host an English Camp for a local high school! This year was the 8th consecutive year that friends and teachers from the U.S. have partnered with us. During this week, our visiting friends teach all the English classes for Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, and we also host Teacher Training for their English teachers. This year’s teacher training focused on improving the conversation skills of the teachers, as most rarely, if ever, have opportunity to practice their English outside of the classroom. While our visiting American teacher friends are unable to speak Chinese, we’ve found it’s a remarkable opportunity for these students to practice their listening and pronunciation skills with native speakers. And besides, who doesn’t love a break from routine with a fun foreign teacher?
Happy Dragon Year to you and your family! We had a great 2011 and are excited as we look forward to 2012. We want to thank everyone who supported relief efforts in Somalia by purchasing a Hani Coffee Holiday Bag. As of February 1, 2012, you have helped us raise $1,600 toward famine relief efforts in Somalia! Read the rest of this entry »
It sure has been a happy holiday season here at Hani Coffee! We kicked off the month of December with the yearly Christmas Fair at Nordica Café in Kunming. We love participating in this yearly event as it brings in customers from around Yunnan. We were proud to sell not only our festive Christmas bags, but Hani coffee t-shirts, coffee presses, and our new Hani Coffee coffee mugs as well! We know that we sell a great product that changes lives, but we relish the opportunity to interact with customers old and new and share what Hani Coffee is all about. Hearing so many people say they drink Hani Coffee every morning isn’t too bad either! Read the rest of this entry »