A night of great food, excellent drinks and important discussions on the importance of farmer prosperity

Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G) hosted specialty coffee growers from around the world and local farmers from Georgia for an evening of excellent food and drinks and once-in-a-lifetime conversations on farmer prosperity April 12 at Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens. 

All proceeds from this the event will go to support the Farmers Benefits Project, an initiative between Emory students and Georgia Organics, focused on designing a new health care insurance model for Georgia’s farmers.

Learn more about SE@G’s coffee programs focused on farmer prosperity at www.emory.biz/coffee.

Taking it to the Farm was made possible by collaborators, sponsors, coffee growers, local farms, coffee roasters, chefs, mixologists/baristas coming together including:



  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Bond Intelligent Care
  • Big Blue Sky
  • Emory Sustainability Initiatives
  • Rubicon Global
  • And more to come!


  • Alianza de Mujeres en Café de El Salvador (El Salvador)
  • Finca Los Pinos (Nicaragua)
  • Finca La Virgen de Oro (Colombia)
  • Merling Preza Ramos, Nicaragua
  • Sicafe Estate Coffee Farms, El Salvador
  • Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, Ethiopia
  • Manos Campesinas, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Cafenica, Nicaragua

Local Farms

  • Global Growers
  • Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens
  • Paideia Farms and Gardens
  • Urban Sprouts Farm
  • Riverview Farms
  • Oxford College of Emory Farm
  • Wrecking Barn Farm
  • Babe and Sage Farm
  • Collective Harvest
  • Mayflor Farm
  • Rag n’ Frass Farm
  • Crystal Organic Farm
  • Hungry Heat Farm


  • Bird Rock
  • Café Campesino
  • Counter Culture
  • Swell Coffee Co. & Café
  • Higher Grounds Trading Company
  • Thrive Farmers Coffee
  • Octane Coffee


  • Terry Koval and Jeremiah Watson of Wrecking Bar Brewpub
  • Jenn Robbins, Avalon Catering
  • Andrew Isabella, Beetlecat
  • Zach Meloy, Better Half
  • Rian Tittle, Brickstore Pub
  • Hector Santiago, El Super Pan
  • Cameron Thompson, Farm Burger
  • Chrysta Poulos, Ford Fry Restaurants
  • Rachel Wright, Leon’s Full Service
  • Ricky Navas, Murphy’s
  • Stella Dillard, Star Provisions
  • Ryan Smith, Staplehouse
  • Wes Kent, Sweetgrass Dairy


  • Paul Calvert, Ticonderoga Club
  • Kellie Thorn, Empire State South
  • Adam Rowe, Leon’s Full Service
  • Neal and Gavin, Wrecking Bar Brewpub
  • Beerspresso and pourovers, Taproom Coffee
  • Caleb Goodrum, Refuge Coffee Company
  • Melanie Wade, Golda Kombucha

Photos by Ben Schofield