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Partners Over Coffee: Alltech, BCTC team up to benefit Lexington campus, Haitian schools


BCTC students will be selling four flavor of Alltech's Café Citadelle brand coffee, grown in Haiti, as a fund-raiser from now through April 4. (Photo from BCTC)

BCTC students will be selling four flavor of Alltech’s Café Citadelle brand coffee, grown in Haiti, as a fund-raiser from now through April 4. (Photo from BCTC)

 
A new fund-raising partnership between Lexington’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College students and Alltech involves selling coffee from beans grown in Haiti. A portion of the proceeds will go to support education in two countries.
 
Alltech’s Café Citadelle brand coffee is shade-grown in Haiti and made up of 100 percent Arabica beans. Through sale of the Fair Trade Certified Haitian coffee, BCTC student organizations and the BuildSmart Campaign for the Newtown Campus will benefit, as well as projects at schools in Haiti.
 
Alltech’s 501(c)(3) Sustainable Haiti Project is meant to support two primary schools and other economic development projects in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation. The BuildSmart Campaign of BCTC is also a public-private partnership to fund the top capital projects at the new campus on Newtown Pike in Lexington.
 
“We appreciate Alltech creating this terrific opportunity for BCTC students. They can generate funds for activities, help the college grow and introduce more people to great coffee – with an added benefit of fulfilling their service role by helping the Haitian people,” Augusta A. Julian, president and CEO of BCTC, said.
 
The four flavors of Café Citadelle sold are regular ground, ground French-vanilla, whole bean and whole bean espresso. The partnership will continue through April 4 with up to 150 BCTC students participating. The goal for BCTC is to raise $32,000.
 
From BCTC


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