Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Delicious Peace

Last year, I wrote about the Jewlicious Festival for the San Francisco Chronicle. The piece included the story of J.J. Keki, a Ugandan Jew who runs a peace cooperative of Jewish, Muslim and Christian coffee growers in his native country. The coop is called Mirembe Kawomere, which means delicious peace in the Luganda language. At Jewlicious, J.J. shared the story of Mirembe Kawomere and sang some of his amazing Grammy-nominated music over Shabbat and jammed at the annual Saturday night extravaganza.

Now J.J. has landed in the pages of O magazine, in the forthcoming August issue. As J.J. says, you don't need PhDs to make peace when you have coffee. You can order the joe, watch the movie and support the cause at deliciouspeace.com.

Mirembe Kawomera Coffee is the first Fair Trade Certified™ Ugandan coffee to reach the U.S. market. It's also the first to win the cool Jew stamp of approval. Two elbows up!

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