MICE is proud to announce it is fundraising for UTZ Certified’s Energy From Coffee Wastewater Project, with A MICE Night Out.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the construction of water treatment plants in Central America.
“The ongoing pollution of freshwater resources around the world for the production of coffee is a frightening reality,” says Brad Buchanan, MICE General Manager. “Thousands of tonnes of wastewater, filled with organic waste and toxins, are being released untreated into rivers, affecting the health and wellbeing of coffee communities.”
Although these plants have clear advantages, they are unaffordable for coffee farmers who, especially in Latin America, struggle to feed themselves throughout the year.
“We feel honoured and thankful to be backed by MICE with the expansion of our project,” says Han De Groot, Executive Director at UTZ Certified. “Coffee production is only sustainable when water is used efficiently and polluted water from the wet-mill process is treated; raising awareness about it and taking action is the way to go.”
Espresso Mechanics, Brita, Grinders Coffee and Big Kitchen Events are sponsoring the stand-up cocktail affair, which will include the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards.
This year’s A MICE Night Out will be held at 64 Sutton Street – aptly named after its address in North Melbourne. The menu has been designed by Celebrity Chef and Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan.