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Founder of Eugene's Cafe Mam, dahinda meda, Has Died

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The founder of an organic, fair-trade coffee company in Eugene has died. dahinda Meda passed peacefully at home Sunday afternoon, surrounded by loved ones.

dahinda founded Café Mam in 1989, with organic coffee beans imported from Mayan farmers in Mexico.

He also operated Royal Blue Organics, a blueberry farm in west Eugene.

dahinda was part of the Oregon Country Fair family. He was one of the founders of the VegManEc crew and worked on other crews.  

dahinda's wife, Norma Grier, in a message posted online, said "He is dressed now in his dragon tee-shirt and he's headed into the universe. Godspeed, dahinda."

Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat for 11 years from 1994 to 2005 and continues to fill in on a monthly basis.
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