Hiroshi, a world latte art champion, will demonstrate his coffee art at the following California locations from 12/16-19. Tips/proceeds from the sales of his drinks will go directly to Coffee Kids.
•12/15 Kali’s Café @ Clif Bar, 1415 66th Street, Emeryville (private event)
•12/16 9-11 AM & 2-4PM @Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia St, San Francisco
•12/17 10-Noon @ Ritual Roasters at Hayes Valley, 432b Octavia St, San Francisco
•12/19 8-10 AM @ Patagonia, 259 W Santa Clara St, Ventura CA (12/19, 8-10, RSVP only)
•12/19 9-11AM @ Coffee Bar LA, 600 South Spring St, LA, CA
•12/19 1:30-3:30 PM @ Gjelina Take Away, 1429 Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA
About Coffee Kids:
Coffee Kids works with local organizations in Latin America to create programs in education, health awareness, microcredit, food security and capacity building in coffee-farming communities. These efforts allow coffee farmers to reduce their dependence on the volatile coffee market and confront the most pressing community needs.
In 2008 Hiroshi Sawada won the Milrock Latte Art Championships and a prize of $5,000 which he immediately donated to CoffeeKids, with the simple explanation, “I don’t need it.” He is the owner of Streamer Coffee in Shibuya and Harajuku, Japan. His art has been featured in a number of ad campaigns including those for Nikon and McDonald’s Japan.
As an employee of Patagonia Mark Shimahara headed to Guatemala to participate in a Patagonia Environmental Internship to photo document Coffee Kids projects. He is a Specialty Coffee Association of America Level One Barista. In his spare time he races for the Clif Bar Cycling Team.
Thanks to support from Counter Culture Coffee (for coffee for the Clif Bar and Patagonia events), Clif Bar, Four Barrel, Ritual Roasters & Patagonia.