A two-day ‘coffee santhe’ on January 11 and 12 is being organised at Rangoli Metro Art Centre. Visitors can not only savour their favourite cup of coffee but also learn about what makes it such a favourite refreshing beverage.
Organised by Women Coffee Alliance India, in association with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, coffee santhe is being held as a precursor to the Fifth Edition of Indian International Coffee Festival slated between January 21 and 25.
The proceeds of coffee santhe will go towards empowering women coffee farmers towards health care facilities, education of their children et al.
According to Sunalini Menon of Women Coffee Alliance India (WCAI), “There is much more beyond just the strong taste of coffee which coffee lovers need to know and experience. Coffee beans from different places such as Biligiri, Chikmagalur, Kodagu are not just different in taste but also aroma, the way they are brewed.”
BMRCL General Manager (Finance) U A Vasanth Rao said: “The idea is to make Rangoli Art Centre the hub of cultural and literary activities to reach out to everyone by engaging Bangaloreans not only in art, culture and literature, poetry but also in offbeat stuff.” Other than coffee santhe, visitors can also take a look at “Wall of Hope & Joy”, exclusive photo exhibition of pictures clicked by photographers of diverse background from across the globe as part of a photography contest “Click a smile” held by Akshaya Patra Foundation. The pictures will be put under various collections — “A belly full of fun”, “As you like it, “Chasing Dreams”, “ Moments under a hopeful sky” and “Feeding 1.3 million children every day” from January 10 to 12.
The young and adults can enjoy story-telling sessions by professional story-tellers on coffee and train journeys as a tribute to Namma Metro since the event is happening right under Metro line. Visitors can also interact with 78-year-old Malathi Rao, known for her art of transforming waste materials into interesting toys and decorative objects, on January 11. There will also be a poetry session, Rainbow Rhythms on January 11 evening.