gen·er·os·i·ty | ˌjenəˈräsədē/ noun the quality of being kind and generous.
Laurie DiProspero poured us a big cup of generosidad this month.
Laurie once again has named the 4Walls Project as charity of the month for Union Coffee Roasters, her business at 900 Jefferson Road in Rochester.
4W: Tell us more about Union Coffee Roasters.
Laurie: We opened about two years ago — in May 2013. I had worked for a long time at a big commercial roaster. I learned a lot and wanted to apply it to small hands-on batch processing. Our store is a family-run operation.
4W: How did you learn about 4Walls?
Laurie: I met Sally and Bonnie when Java Joe imported coffee from the farmers in Ocotal. That really was a special coffee. It got rave review. We couldn’t get any this year because of the coffee rust fungus. Customers were really disappointed. We all hope there will be Ocotal coffee next season.
4W: Tell us more about your charity of the month.
Laurie: We choose a small, local organization that touches our heart. We feel connected to Nicaragua because of the coffee and we love what 4Walls does to help the families there. People come in for a free cup of coffee and can leave a donation for our charity of the month.
4W: What else should we know about Union Coffee Roasters?
Laurie: We are open to the public, selling both retail and wholesale. Our store is in the Genesse Valley Regional Market on Jefferson Road. Stop in for some awesome coffee.