North Adams: Dean’s Beans founder to speak at MCLA


Dean Cycon, founder and CEO of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, will be the featured speaker at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ "Green Living" series seminar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Murdock Hall, room 218.

Cycon’s lecture, "Sustainable Business as a Vehicle for Social Change," part of this spring’s "Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" series, is free and open to the public.

Cycon’s company is a certified, 100 percent organic, fair trade and kosher coffee roasting operation in Orange. The company designs and funds people-centered development projects in the coffee lands in partnership with the growers, and returns a percentage of profits to the growers as a Social Equity Premium.

Information: or contact Elena Traister, (413) 662-5303.


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