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Kew to host REZA exhibtion of coffee producer portraits

Kew Gardens is playing host to the 'Soul of Coffee' exhibition, designed to portray and pay tribute to the individuals who partner with Nespressoto make their coffee. Picture: REZA Kew Gardens is playing host to the 'Soul of Coffee' exhibition, designed to portray and pay tribute to the individuals who partner with Nespressoto make their coffee. Picture: REZA

Thursday, July 4, 2013
2:23 PM

A collaboration between a coffee firm and a photojournalist will showcase the farmers and communities from around the world who grow its products at an exhibition in Kew Gardens.

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The Nespresso ‘Soul of Coffee’ photography exhibition opens in Kew Gardens on Friday, July 12. Picture: REZAThe Nespresso ‘Soul of Coffee’ photography exhibition opens in Kew Gardens on Friday, July 12. Picture: REZA

The ‘Soul of Coffee’ event is an artistic venture by Nespresso and REZA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the firm’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program to guarantee the source of its products.

It has been designed to portray and pay tribute to the individuals from Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia and India who are part of the program, which is based on a direct relationship with individual farm communities to help improve their standard of living.

During a four month journey through Nespresso countries of origin, award-winning photographer REZA tried to capture the inner passion of the dedicated coffee producers.

He said: “I hope that this photographic testimony will allow each individual and visitor to Kew Gardens to see the faces of the human beings who contributed to the making of their daily cup of coffee.”

The exhibition is an artistic venture between Nespresso and award-winning phot-journalist REZA. Picture: REZAThe exhibition is an artistic venture between Nespresso and award-winning phot-journalist REZA. Picture: REZA

The outdoor photography exhibition is being hosted as part of Kew’s IncrEdibles festival. It opens on Friday, July 12 and runs until November.

There is also a multi-media experience and exhibition of Nespresso coffee farming available to all visitors to the gardens in south west London.

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