Essex County Greenbelt and Zumi's Café will present a talk by Greenbelt's David Santomenna and Mary Williamson on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 40 Market St., Ipswich. The event is free and open to the public.
This article proves that coffee shops not only serve as a way of business, but also a way of life. Umesh Bhuju, the owner of Zumi’s Café in Ipswich, opened his coffee shop after being laid off from his job in 2003. He believes that people should consume healthy and fair-trade food, and has made it is his duty to give his customers the opportunity to do so. Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee in Orange, MA, supplies Zumi’s with organic, fair trade and kosher coffee, sugar and cocoa. The two companies have collaborated in order to inform and engage customers about fair trade. The prices at Bhuju’s shop are close to what customers would pay in a non-organic café, making customers able to buy and keep coming back for more.
Umesh Bhuju, who owns and operates Zumi's Coffee and ice cream shop on Market Street, was recognized for his generosity, infectious spirit and broad community support as the Ipswich Rotary's "Person of the Year" on July 21.
Local Business, Global Change: Zumi’s Serves Beyond Profit
By Patricia Chan
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
He emerges from his office in the back with a huge smile on his face and an apron around his waist. He walks toward the counter, hands pressed together in a respectful greeting held high above his head.
GordonCollege students and faculty gave a presentation earlier this month that up turned into a short seminar on coffee production and fair trade practices. Speaking to an enthusiastic and inquisitive audience of about 35 packed into Zumi’s on Market Street in Ipswich, they discussed their recent trip to coffee farms in Guatemala.
Ipswich - Essex County Greenbelt and Zumi's café will present a talk by Greenbelt's Executive Director Ed Becker on Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Zumi's café, 40 Market St. The event is free and open to the public.