Where on Earth is Zoka Coffee? Facebook Fans Compete for Organic Coffee Prizes

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Zoka is hosting a fun photo Facebook contest to show its fans and consumers the vibrant communities and rich landscapes from which the highest quality coffee is produced.

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An image from Babcock's travels, like this one, will serve as a clue in Zoka's Facebook photo contest.

Every Zoka coffee you consume we can trace from cup to farm. We know what comprises each coffee we serve, and we are proud that we have a focus on small farms and their communities that many large-scale coffee roasters lack.

If there is one thing Zoka Coffee knows for certain, it's that great coffee comes from great farmers. Without smart farming and practiced, knowledgeable workers, the Seattle-based artisan coffee roaster would be without its famous brews. With that always in mind, Zoka is hosting a fun photo contest on its Facebook Fan Page to show fans and consumers the vibrant communities and rich landscapes from which the highest quality coffee is produced.

The contest takes place on April 22nd, coinciding with Earth Day 2010, and six winners will receive a Zoka Coffee Organic Gift Set by commenting on travel photos taken from growing regions around the world. Recently honored as a Top 40 Facebook Fan Page by Buzz Marketing Daily, Zoka hopes their Earth Day contest will bring more fans to their award-winning site and get them to join in on the on-going coffee conversation.

Jeff Babcock, Founder of Zoka Coffee, has an extensive photo album of his travels, and it is from there Zoka's Facebook contest gets its inspiration."I visit every coffee farm I buy from," says Babcock. "It is important for me and my colleagues to make sure that the farms we support produce their coffee with techniques that Zoka believes in – from harvesting and processing the beans to living conditions to farmers' wages."

Starting at 10:00 am PST, the Zoka Facebook page will feature one image from Babcock's travels each hour on the hour. Fans of the Facebook page are encouraged to comment on the images, guessing Where on Earth is Zoka Coffee. Commenters will be selected at random to win a Zoka Coffee Organic Gift Set, which includes a 12 oz. bag of Zoka's Organic Quatro Espresso, a 12 oz. bag of Zoka's Organic Tatoosh Blend and a Chambord 4 Cup French Press. The contest will run for six hours, with the final image posted at 3:00 pm PST.

"Our coffees come from around the world - South America to Africa, Costa Rica to Sumatra," says Babcock. "I have some incredible images I can't wait to share. They will remind coffee lovers just how beautiful and special the earth is."

Zoka plans to promote Where on Earth is Zoka Coffee through Zoka Twitter and the Zoka Coffee blog. On April 23rd, the coffee roaster's blog will announce the six Earth Day contest winners and feature all the images collectively, along with interesting facts and stories about Zoka's travels to those locations. "Every Zoka coffee you consume we can trace from cup to farm. We know what comprises each coffee we serve, and we are proud that we have a focus on small farms and their communities that many large-scale coffee roasters lack."

About Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company
Nestled in the heart of coffee country - Seattle, WA - Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company opened in 1996. Zoka is a small-batch coffee roaster with a keen attention to detail – every shot, every roast, every specialty coffee strives for first-day freshness. With three coffee shops and an online retail store, Zoka continues to break new ground in the coffee community.

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