The Coffee Study Program students embark on a journey that will lead them to the coffee plantations of the Dominican Republic. For Kanika and her friends, that voyage starts in Turin, the home of Lavazza.
At 24, Kanika Joshi had never made coffee using an espresso machine. Certainly not in the capital of Italian coffee – Turin.
She got the opportunity to try, while preparing to embark on an eye-opening journey that would lead her, and three fellow Coffee Study Program students, to the beating heart of the Dominican Republic’s coffee plantations and their communities.
This journey was to be one that flowed ’backwards’: from the enjoyment of coffee in the streets of Turin, to its origins in the plantations of the Caribbean.
There in Lavazza’s hometown, Kanika says, the experience of coffee has a quality of its own.