PITTSBURGH, PA. – (March 5, 2015) – Colombian artist Edwin Gil and business partner in Charlotte based Café Perfecto will have his art exhibit – Celebrating Colombian Coffee: An Artistic View of ‘Farm to Cup’ Through Upcycling – on display at commonplace coffee house through March 30.
Gil, a Colombian native who uses discarded and recycled pieces of glass as his medium, created artwork that traces Café Perfecto’s journey from the El Socorro Family Farm where its grown to the coffee cup here in the United States. Thousands of mosaic-like pieces of glass were hand painted to give way to his 4’ X 4’ pieces that celebrate one of Colombia’s finest exports known throughout the world for quality and taste.
“Upcycling is the process of reusing discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original,” says artist Edwin Gil. “The marriage of Upcycled art and coffee was seamless for me since both are very near and dear to my heart. I remember drinking my first cup of coffee when I was just a boy and believe this artistic expression that’s distinctly Colombian opened the doors to other creative outlets like working with my hands and ultimately becoming an artist.”
Commonplace roasts Café Perfecto coffee and markets it under the name El Socorro. It is available for purchase www.commonplacecoffee.com
The Commonplace at Voluto
5467 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: (412) 661-3000
About Café Perfecto: Café Perfecto coffee is a single origin, Direct Trade Colombian coffee grown on the El Socorro Family Farm in the city of Amagá, Colombia nestled among the Andes Mountains in the state of Antioquia. The Cooperativa de Caficultores de Salgar (Coffee Grower Cooperative of Salgar) – a leading coffee farmer co-op in Antioquia – gave Café Perfecto coffee its latest cupping score of 92.4. As an estate grown coffee, Café Perfecto is grown in a tropical mountain climate at an ideal altitude to give the coffee its savory, bright taste with ‘bulliony’ notes. For more information, visit www.cafeperfecto.co or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cafeperfecto or Twitter at www.twitter.com/mycafeperfecto.