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consider getting involved. Be it donating time, money, goods or merely spreading the word that will make a difference for these organizations. Each featured organization has a unique focus contributing solutions to the complexity of coffee security. Projects are defined as to scope, impact and needed support. You can help change the lives of the many hands that impact the production of our coffee by getting involved. You will make a difference!

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on’t Give, Empower! There’s a massive difference between giving people charity and empowering people with the tools they need to change their lives such as business and agricultural training and education access, provides people with the tools they need to take charge of their lives. Too often, the urge to help those in need takes the form of paternal care and though well-meaning, it is usually not sustainable. It’s a way of thinking that defines people not as helpless individuals that need to be cared for but rather as active agents seeking, like all of us, to craft lives they can be proud to live. Empowering Sustainability Since 2007, every July issue of Coffee Talk dedicates to highlighting organizations working within our industry to ensure coffee’s future. As you read this month’s magazine and learn about the featured organizations and their contributions to coffee security for our future, please

This year’s projects include: • Volcafe: Sustainable Development for Nariño Coffee Growers • Friendly Water for the World: Empowering the Women of Minova through Clean Water Technologies • Asociación Chajulense: Coffee Resiliency • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Women’s Economic Development • Lutheran World Relief: LWR Farmers Market Coffee • Grow Ahead: Reforestation and Revitalizing Coffee Production in Peru • Humankind: Humankind Beverage • Grounds for Health: Yirgacheffe: Grounds for Health Brings Cervical Cancer Prevention to Coffee’s Homeland • Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America: Coffee Kids • Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Save the Children: Project Name: Feeding and Teaching Children in Olopa, Guatemala

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CoffeeTalk cares and the project receiving the most votes will receive a $1000 donation from CoffeeTalk AND a Full Page ad in our December State of the Industry issue. Some of our winners who received the $1000 donation from CoffeeTalk: • World Vision: Women, Water, and Access to Credit • The Coffee Trust: The Food Sovereignty Cycle • A Heart for Guatemala - Literacy for All • Pueblo a Pueblo - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Coffee Community Schools • Basic Health International Transportable Gynecological Bed • Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize - Recognition and Distinction for Developing World’s Scientists How do you vote? Inside the issue there will be a link to vote for your favorite project and/or receive additional information about the project. Voting will close on October 15th, 2018 and the results will be announced in our State of the Industry issue.

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Volcafe

Sustainable Development for Nariño Coffee Growers

Friendly Water for the World

Empowering the Women of Minova through Clean Water Technologies

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Asociación Chajulense

Coffee Resiliency

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Women’s Economic Development

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LWR Farmers Market Coffee

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Reforestation and Revitalizing Coffee Production in Peru

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Humankind Beverage

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Yirgacheffe: Grounds for Health Brings Cervical Cancer Prevention to Coffee’s Homeland

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Lutheran World Relief

Grow Ahead

Humankind

Grounds for Health

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Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America

Coffee Kids

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Feeding and Teaching Children in Olopa, Guatemala

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Project Alianza

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Feel Good, Do Good

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Partnering With Roasters And Value-Driven Coffee Companies to Create Life-Changing Farmer Impact

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Literacy Programs and Student Scholarships

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Save the Children

Project Alianza

MOMbie Coffee

Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers

Cup for Education

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For complete and updated show information visit our online calendar: http://coffeetalk.com/industry-calendar/

August 10-12

Latin America Coffee Summit, Centro de Convenciones Puebla, Mexico

August 19-21

Western Foodservice & Hsopitality Expo, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 19-21

Coffee Fest, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 23-26

Coffee Roasters Guild Retreat, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA USA

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Tea & Coffee World Cup Europe, Birmingham NEC, UK

September 12-15

Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore, MD, USA

September 16-20

Association for Science and Information on Coffee (ASIC)/ Portland, OR, USA

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Golden Bean North America, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Sustainable Harvest® Let’s Talk Coffee® 2018, Huila, Colombia

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Coffee Roasters Guild Camp, Évora, Portugal

October 10-12

COTECA, Hamburg Germany

November 1-2

82 Asoexport Cartagena 2018, Cartagena, Colombia

November 8-9

Allegra World Coffee Portal CEO Forum, Los Angeles, CA USA

November 22-24

India International Tea & Coffee Expo, Kolkata, India

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Volcafe

Sustainable Development for Nariño Coffee Growers

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Project Name: Sustainable Development for Nariño Coffee Growers Country Most Impacted by Project: Colombia Project Location Additional Information: Nariño coffee growing region Project Impact: Coffee farm productivity increased by over 75% and farmer earnings multiplied by 2.8 times on average.

Project Description Since 2013 Carcafe, Volcafe’s coffee business in Colombia, has been working closely with coffee roaster Tchibo on a sustainability project in the country’s Nariño coffee growing region. Over the past three years, the second phase of the project was funded by Carcafe, Tchibo and the sustainable trade initiative IDH, who were represented in Colombia by the Solidaridad Network. With total funding of $760,000, the aims were to: - - -

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Vivian Vasquez Vvasquez@carcafe.com.co +5713137474 idhsustainabletrade.com/project/sustainable-development-narinocoffee-growers/

Build capacity in producer associations and strengthen their position in the value chain Increase farm productivity and improve yield quality, while reducing production costs Promote best environmental practices and help farms to adapt to climate change

farmers multiplied their earnings by 2.8 times on average, offsetting a 34.5% increase in costs with a 73.4% increase in income.

which has one clear aim: to ensure that coffee farms are profitable and thereby to incentivise future generations to carry on the family tradition.

Other notable results included: best soil fertilization practices for 421 producers; greater quality and consistency of coffee through training in modern harvest & processing practices and the cupping of 1,040 coffee samples; treatment of 192,960 cubic metres of domestic wastewater and 12,520 cubic metres of honey water from milling; generation of 3,276,000 kilos of oxygen; capturing of 210,000 kilos of carbon; planting of 14,000 trees; and retention of 14,656 tons of soil.

Readers can help by Encourage our sustainability efforts by supporting Nariño coffee farmers. Farmers are now being organized into associations, allowing them to sell their coffee direct to exporters and avoiding ‘intermediatos’. These associations also promote the inclusion of women and youth to encourage generational sustainability. Needless to say, consumers love the rich flavor of Nariño Arabica coffee, which has a juicy mouth-feel and herbal notes, a testament to the hearty riches of high altitude volcanic soils.

As an incentive for participating farms, the project purchased 60% of their production. Now that the project has ended, the farms will be enrolled in Volcafe’s own sustainability programme, the Volcafe Way,

Benefits At the end of the third year of operation, thanks to an intensive training process – attended in total by 26,639 people over 11,650 individual sessions - the programme achieved a productivity increase of 75.5%, reaching 1.141 Kg/Green Coffee Exportable/hectare/year. Participating July 2018


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Friendly Water for the World

Empowering the Women of Minova through Clean Water Technologies

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David Albert david@friendlywater.net 360 918-3642 friendlywater.net

Project Name: Empowering the Women of Minova through Clean Water Technologies Country Most Impacted by Project: Congo ( DRC ) Project Location Additional Information: South Kivu Province, Eastern Congo-DRC Project Impact: Some 50,000 people will now have access to clean water and an end to waterborne illnesses - cholera, typhoid, dysentery, hepatitis, etc. and the program is rapidly spreading.

Project Description In November 2012, after beating defeated by militias, troops of the Congolese National Army retreated from Goma in northeast Congo-DRC to the town of Minova, where they raped at least 141 women, and raped and pillaged the town. Many of the women either became pregnant or contracted HIV. Their husbands left them, and with them, all income including that required for their children to attend school. Two years later, a show trial was held. All 39 low-ranking soldiers tried were acquitted – it was generally agreed they were rapists, but which soldier raped which woman could not be identified. In October 2016, Friendly Water for the World provided training and equipment to the women of Minova in fabricating and distributing BioSand Filters.The training was organized by Herman Chirihambali of On the Ground (http://onthegroundglobal. org ), who lives in Minova, and has organized coffee cooperatives close by. In less than three months, they built and installed 172 BioSand Filters, and netted almost $9,000, enough to feed themselves, for medical care, to improve their homes, and to send their children to school. Their business continued to expand, as the community now realized that they had a reliable source of clean water. They purchased more steel molds, making it possible for them to produce some nine filters a day. When a cholera epidemic struck two neighboring refugee camps, with hundreds sickened and several dozen deaths, the women provided them with 10 BioSand Filters. Cholera was eliminated

in three weeks. As a result, the local health administration decreed that every restaurant, café, and club in Minova should be equipped with a BioSand Filter. To date, the women of Minova have built and installed some 1,000 BioSand Filters, providing clean water to more than 22,000 people, and the program has now spread to three more communities of survivors of war-time rape to produce BioSand Water Filters. The initial project cost was $3,200. On June 5th, World Environment Day, Friendly Water for the World was awarded the 2018 Energy Globe National Award for the Congo! The Award is for “Empowering the Women of Minova through Clean Water Technologies”. The Energy Globe Awards bill themselves as the world’s most prestigious environmental awards – “today’s largest platform for sustainability” - and there were more than 2,000 submissions. Friendly Water now markets “Friendly Coffee for the World”, beans brought from the area and roasted by Higher Grounds Trading Company. Benefits “My name is MAMA MAAJABU LUSENGE. I’m 22 years old. I was raped three years ago. After that, all my friends left me and I found myself isolated and completely alone. The trauma caused me a severe psychotic break and depression. Working with other mothers in the BioSand filter workshop helped me integrate myself into the community again. It also helped me reconstruct my ambition to pursue school again. Now I can afford to pay the school fee and I’m feeling July 2018

more confident and independent. I will be starting school next year. To be able to go back to school, I created a saving system from BioSand Filter sales. I put small amounts of money in a box from each sale, which within a year will be enough to pay for the next school year.” “My name is MAMA VERONIQUE. I am a mother of eight children, all at school age. I was raped by the Congolese National Army, and abandoned by my husband after the rape. I had no income, and my children were not able to attend school. Three of my eight children suffered from severe malnutrition, and all my children have at some point suffered from waterborne diseases, in particular cholera and typhoid. After I was trained in the making of BioSand Filters and have a little income, my family’s health has improved dramatically. My kids are healthy and we have a little food on the table. I’m planning on sending them back to school next year.” Readers can help by Learn more about the work of Friendly Water for the World - visit www.friendlywater.net or our facebook page - www.facebook.com/ FriendlyWaterForTheWorld. Join our training program held in Anacortes, Washington every August. Invite us to your church, meeting, civic group, Rotary or Lions Club, or coffee shop so we can tell our story - we’d love to come. Purchase Friendly Coffee for the World from Higher Grounds Trading, or directly from us. And we’d love to hear from you!


Asociación Chajulense

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Coffee Resiliency

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Project Name: Coffee Resiliency Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Chel, in the Ixil region of Guatemala [pronounced ee-SHEEL] in San Gaspar Chajul in the department of el Quiché Project Impact: 400 coffee producers, 2,000 family members. [Add additional 500 producers and 2,500 family members]. These 500 producers participated last year and will now continue to learn from the 400 2019 participants.

Project Description The project trains producers from Asociación Chajulense, the fair trade, organic coffee association in the Ixil region of Guatemala, to 1) organically protect their coffee against pathogens like la roya, 2) to organically protect against insect infestation like la broca, 3) to replenish their soil with rich, organic nutrients, 3) to structure their farms to minimize erosion, 4) to protect their organic farms from inorganic runoff, and 5) introduce new, high quality varietals to maintain and improve the quality of coffee produced and to grow stronger, more resilient plants. • •

Bill Fishbein bill@thecoffeetrust.org 505-670-9783 perfectdailygrind.com/2016/11/ixil-guatemalans-fight-la-royaorganically/

Effective microorganisms are used to kill la roya on coffee leaves, and to starve la roya in the soil. Easily available 2 litre soda bottles are used to trap and kill la broca by attracting them into the bottles using alcohol a lure [a novel idea] and then falling into soapy water at the base of the bottle. To protect against erosion, Level Curves [terracing on uneven land] are structured by using an A-Frame, Live Barriers protect against wind, holes are dug behind the plants to collect water and organic runoff, brush is collected and kept close to the plants to absorb runoff and convert into organic compost, Non-porous barriers surround organic farms to protect against inorganic runoff from other farms. New Varietals like Obatá and

Marsellezas strengthen plants and improve quality. Farmer to farmer training introduces a selftraining methodology into the association so no further outside training will be required after this year. Benefits • Plants are protected against fungus and insect infestation ensuring better, more reliable coffee production despite the continuous onslaught of la roya, la broca, and other pathogens • Farmers learn to improve the health and quality of their soil, ensuring healthier plants for more reliable production and more income. Quality of coffee is maintained and improved ensuring a higher price for their coffee and improved income for farmers and their families. • Farmers learn about the importance of organic agriculture beyond the benefit of not having to buy chemicals inputs, but also what an organic lifestyle means to a family and a community. • Farmers learn to use local materials wherever possible. If not possible, there is a continuous pursuit of replacement materials accessible locally. The overall focus is Self-Reliance. • Farmers learn through the methodology of Campesino a Campesino, farmer-to-farmer. They learn from their peers, promoting self reliance and self-empowerment. When

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farmers learn from their peers the experience is “if she can do it, so can I”. When learning from a professional, the experience often times is “I wish I were as educated as the trainer. I wish I could do what he can do”. Beyond the benefits of learning about how to care for their coffee, farmers gain a sense of empowerment, that they can solve their own problems, locally without outside help. Lessons learned through the Campesino a Campesino methodology, literally affect every aspect of their lives. The overall experience is “Si Se Puede!” “Yes We Can!” Readers can help by Make a contribution online to www.thecoffeetrust.org/donate or Send a check to our new address The Coffee Trust PO Box 4728 Santa Fe, NM 87502 or The Coffee Trust 1110 Barcelona Lane Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Women’s Economic Development

Project Contact: Bloomberg Philanthropies Email: info@bloomberg.org Project URL: bloomberg.org/program/founders-projects/womens-economicdevelopment/#overview Project Name: Women’s Economic Development Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Kigali, Rwanda Project Impact: The Women’s Economic Development program aims to support women and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond by providing vocational training and opportunities for work. The program helps trainees succeed and contribute to the economic growth of the region while uplifting surrounding communities and families.

café and wholesale business to expand the domestic market. In one year, the product has been sold to 19 different wholesale customers around the world. Project Description This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Economic Development program, a Bloomberg Philanthropies Founder’s Project dedicated to promoting work opportunities for women in SubSaharan Africa and beyond. The program is driven by the core beliefs that women play an essential role in driving change in their communities and that they are central to economic growth. One of the marquee initiatives of the program is agricultural training for female coffee growers in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who have transformed the coffee industry in the region. As one of the fastest growing sectors, coffee production fuels economic development in the country. In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered with Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers to launch the Relationship Coffee Institute, which provides women with training, access and opportunity in the industry. The trainings equip female farmers with essential agricultural knowledge and helped to increase local demand for coffee through a series of coffee tastings across the country. It also connects local producers to international markets – improving incomes and the quality of coffee. The Relationship Coffee Institute created a new brand, Question Coffee, to market the coffee 14 produced by local women, and launched a

Benefits The original goal of the Women’s Economic Development pilot program was to provide 3,000 women in Rwanda with agricultural training. Over time, it became clear that there was a much greater demand for training among local women looking for opportunities and economic independence. In the last ten years, the program has expanded beyond agriculture to other industries and enrolled more than 200,000 women. As a result, the program has helped the lives of families and communities totaling more than 923,500 people in four countries in Africa. The women who graduate from the Women’s Economic Development program do so with priceless skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in various industries, including the coffee industry. Question Coffee is served at high-end hotels across the region, like Marriot, Radisson, and Serena as well as in Bloomberg L.P. offices around the world. The product has also been featured in the Starbucks Reserve collection in the U.S. The coffee grown by these women is also served by RwandAir on flights across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Over the next two years, RwandAir will serve over two million cups of Question Coffee. The program has also had an impact on industry standards as the Women’s Economic Development program and its partner organizations look to apply lessons learned from Sub-Saharan Africa to create July 2018

the first global industry standards and fair practices for female entrepreneurs who create products using their hands. Readers can help by The impetus to invest in women in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is to support them in gaining inroads to an industry that is one of the fastest growing, but often omits female participants. Readers of CoffeeTalk Magazine can help raise awareness about the supply chain that is intrinsic to the coffee industry and advance goals of sustainability and transparency. Making ethical decisions at the checkout line and understanding the origin of the products you buy is one of most important ways that readers can support women in developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. The women enrolled in our programs have not only realized economic independence for themselves, but also immediately invest in their families, communities and countries. That is the impact that readers and consumers can sustain each time they enjoy a cup of coffee produced by women coffee growers.


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LWR Farmers Market Coffee

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Rick Peyser, Senior Relationship Manager, Coffee & Cocoa RPeyser@lwr.org 802-899-8996 lwr.org/get-involved/lwr-farmers-market-coffee

Project Name: LWR Farmers Market Coffee Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: LWR Farmers Market Coffee also impacts the United States, where it is available for purchase. As the program expand, it will reach more countries where Lutheran World Relief works with smallholder coffee farmers. Project Impact: Farmers producing beans for LWR Farmers Market Coffee are receiving a stable income that is 25 to 35 percent higher than the Fair Trade minimum.

Project Description In the summer of 2017, Lutheran World Relief launched LWR Farmers Market Coffee, a line of premium quality coffee sourced directly from farmers participating in Lutheran World Relief projects. LWR Farmers Market Coffee is currently sourced directly from the Sociedad de Productores de Café de Exportación (SOPPEXCCA),

a Fair Trade Certified cooperative based in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Lutheran World Relief has worked with SOPPEXCCA for several years on initiatives ranging from on-farm diversification to improved water and sanitation to agroforestry systems management for coffee and cacao. Now, because of LWR Farmers Market Coffee, SOPPEXCCA farmers aren’t just suppliers of coffee beans, they are partners in the

coffee business and have secured additional and dependable market access. Benefits LWR Farmers Market Coffee creates more economic opportunities for farmers. Our farmer-direct model eliminates the middleman to provide farmers with greater earnings. Coffee farmers and their families not only benefit from the expertise and support of Lutheran World Relief, they also receive a strong up-front price for their beans as well as a portion of the profits, which is sold primarily to U.S. Lutheran individuals and churches eager to support this virtuous cycle. LWR Farmers Market Coffee is produced in partnership with Thrive Farmers, a coffee company that shares our passion for helping farmers lift themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient. Thrive roasts, packages and distributes LWR Farmers Market Coffee. For every pound of coffee purchased, Thrive donates 80 cents back to Lutheran World Relief to continue reaching more and more farmers. Readers can help by Buy LWR Farmers Market Coffee for your home or office. Your purchase will directly benefit the smallholder farmers that grow the quality coffee beans at the origin of LWR Farmers Market Coffee. Coffee is available for purchase at lwrfarmersmarket. org in your choice of medium roast, dark roast or decaf in ground or whole bean 12 oz. and 5 lb. bags.

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Reforestation and Revitalizing Coffee Production in Peru

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Alex Groome coordinator@growahead.org 832-360-3027 growahead.org/give-trees-reforestation-and-revitalizing-coffeeproduction-in-peru/

Project Name: Reforestation and Revitalizing Coffee Production in Peru Country Most Impacted by Project: Peru Project Location Additional Information: In the heart of the mountainous Andean Páramos region of Peru. Project Impact: This project will impact 64 families and restore 85 hectares with regenerative agroforestry.

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Project Description Grow Ahead has teamed up with Peruvian Norandino Cooperative to support families affected by “La Roya” blight—a coffee rust disease—and the rebuilding of their communities after extreme flooding through a farmer-driven agroforestry program. Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small-scale farmers and climate resiliency projects around the world, is collaborating with Heine Brothers’ Coffee, an organic and fair trade coffee roaster from Louisville, Kentucky, and green coffee importing cooperative, Coop Coffees, to raise additional funds. The project will benefit Norandino Cooperative,

one of Coop Coffee’s producer partners, aiming to revitalize coffee production in the region while supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem. Norandino Cooperative and its producers are also committed to financially contribute to the project. Benefits Raising $46,700 will support the goals of the project, which include:

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Planting and cultivating 135,000 coffee seedlings of a variety naturally resistant to coffee rust on 30 hectares. Cultivating 69,000 native tree seedlings in the first year for the reforestation of an additional 55 hectares. The creation of three community associations to monitor ecosystem health and to support with education and capacity-building around conservation.

Readers can help by Readers can support by directly donating to the campaign through the Grow Ahead crowdfunding link as well as by purchasing Heine Brothers’ “Traveler Blend” through their website (https://heinebroscoffee.com/) or in their shops.


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Humankind

Humankind Beverage

Project Contact: Megan Foltz Email: megan@humankindwater.org Project URL: BeHumankind.com Project Name: Humankind Beverage Country Most Impacted by Project: Dominican Republic Project Location Additional Information: Headquartered in Lancaster County, PA Project Impact: Providing clean drinking water to over 120,000 people in developing countries (Africa, India, Latin America) through the sale of our bottled water, teas and lemonades.

Project Description Humankind Water is a beverage company that sells bottled water, organic iced teas and lemonades to consumers in the United States. Every bottle sold provides at least 50 gallons of clean drinking water to someone in need in a developing country. Clean drinking water should not be seen as a luxury. It is a necessity. That being said, nearly one billion people on our planet still lack access to clean water. That’s 1 in 7 people. Humankind makes the case that providing access to clean drinking water is the easiest, most sustainable way to save the most human lives for the least amount of money. When you buy a refreshing, delicious beverage, you help end the world’s water crisis as funds are donated directly to clean water projects through Humankind’s non-profit entity, the Kind Human Foundation. Humankind Water is currently providing access to clean drinking water to communities in India, Africa and Latin America. It’s refreshingly simple. When you buy a bottle of Humankind Water, 100% of the net profits go directly toward helping people receive clean drinking water. In addition to bottled spring water, Humankind offers a unique line of organic iced teas and lemonades that come in five custom-blended flavors that are perfectly sweet and perfectly balanced, made from real ingredients, but more importantlythey make a real difference.

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Benefits As a consumer, why not make an impact? The Humankind Team is thrilled to help

get people clean water. Because of you, buying and selling Humankind beverages, the global water crisis is being combatted. Do you know what the sound is in a village that just received clean drinking water? It’s laughter! In places like Africa, India and Haiti where contaminated water is killing thousands of children every single day, people who buy Humankind products are making a difference. By simply enjoying Humankind’s products, joy and laughter can be experienced locally and globally. Our consumers smile knowing that people around the world are truly celebrating because of a purchase that they made. Humankind believes in making a sustainable impact and that is why our partners are continually working on-site with the communities they serve. Humankind takes the consumer’s dollars and partners with reputable local organizations that are changing the way charity is done. Readers can help by Want to get involved? That’s one of the greatest parts of Humankind! Not only do we offer delicious products, but you July 2018

can be one of the consumers making an impact! To start supporting Humankind you can head to one of our 600+ retailers in 27 states and purchase the products! Know of a business that would make a great fit as a Humankind partner? Let us know! Donating directly to Humankind’s non-profit branch, the Kind Human Foundation, is made easy through our website, www.BeHumankind.com. Humankind also offers the opportunity to visit the communities we serve through Vision trips. Most recently, in May 2018, we traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with our local partners providing water filtration systems to communities in need. Vision trips are open to anyone who is interested in seeing first hand the communities benefiting from the work being done at Humankind. The next trip is in October and you are invited to join us as together we continue to advance our work in the Dominican Republic. For more information on how you can get involved, visit our website or email megan@ humankindwater.org.


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Grounds for Health

Yirgacheffe: Grounds for Health Brings Cervical Cancer Prevention to Coffee’s Homeland

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Project Name: Yirgacheffe: Grounds for Health Brings Cervical Cancer Prevention to Coffee’s Homeland Country Most Impacted by Project: Ethiopia Project Location Additional Information: Gedeo Zone Project Impact: Our plan is to introduce our cervical cancer prevention services into Gedeo Zone, the heartland of Ethiopian coffee, with the goal of screening 41% of eligible women over the next 4 years.

Project Description Many health conditions in the developing world have been improving. For example, since 1990, child and maternal mortality rates have fallen by almost half. But cervical cancer is one of the exceptions. Over the next 15 years, six million women will die from cervical cancer, despite the fact that it can be easily prevented. The fact that most of these deaths will occur in low- to middle-income countries is one of the great inequities in healthcare. Grounds for Health proposes to bring cervical cancer screening and preventive therapy into primary healthcare services to areas surrounding what is arguably the most important coffee town in the most important coffee region of the most important coffee country in the world!

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Kathy Hollandsworth kathy@groundsforhealth.org 802-876-7835 groundsforhealth.org/yirgacheffe

In partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and regional and zonal health departments, Grounds for Health will screen thousands of women living in this

coffee heartland, treat those with positive test results, and lay the foundation for future expansion. Direct beneficiaries will include 62,316 women aged 30-49 living in 15 Woredas in Sidama and Gedeo Zones who will have ready access to high-quality screening and preventive therapy to reduce their risk of cervical cancer. Activities will include: training of frontline healthcare professionals, such as midwives, health officers and nurses, to provide quality services; training of Health Extension Workers to increase community awareness; ensuring that health centers have the required equipment and supplies; facilitating the introduction of improved technologies such as thermo coagulation and an HPV-DNA testing; and monitoring and evaluation. Benefits The benefits of preventing cervical cancer extend far beyond the individual women found to be at risk and treated with preventive therapy. When a woman suffers from cervical cancer, her entire household and community are affected. Cancer brings immense psychological and financial hardship to families, and affects the health and well being of the woman’s children and others who depend on her. A healthy woman translates to a healthy family and, July 2018

by extension, a healthy community. By focusing on the health of women in coffee-growing communities, Grounds for Health helps ensure the future strength of the coffee supply chain. Readers can help by Read about our work, talk about our work, advocate for cervical cancer prevention at origin, and of course, become a donor! With the support of the coffee industry, we can make real impact towards our goal of protecting women from the threat of cervical cancer.


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Coffee Kids

Project Contact: Joanna Furgiuele Email: joanna@coffeekids.org Project URL: coffeekids.org Project Name: Coffee Kids Country Most Impacted by Project: Tanzania, Colombia, Trifinio Project Location Additional Information: La Celia, Risaralda Project Impact: Since 2015, more that 400 up-and-coming young farmers have participated in Rural Business Workshop.

Project Description Today, 70% of coffee farmers worldwide only yield about four bags per hectare. Smallholder coffee farmers face a variety of challenges such as changing climate, inconsistent cash flow, an erratic coffee market, and inadequate access to land. Young farmers in particular have the most potential for growth, and we must invest in them if we hope to secure the future of coffee. Coffee Kids is a tireless advocate for industry leaders, traders, and other NGOs to take the needs and perspectives of young farmers seriously. Young farmers have many more employment options than they did even ten years ago, and if we do not support them in making coffee a dignified and family-supporting way of life, then they are likely to abandon coffee altogether. We know that these farmers are the caretakers of a crop that we all care about and rely on, and that without their leadership there is no viable future for coffee.

Business Workshops, she successfully launched a chicken business starting off with 45 chicks. She is continuing to diversify her business by adding a pig to her farm which had been exclusively chickens. Today she stands out as the first Coffee Kids participants in Colombia to pay back her loan from the revolving fund. By adding animals to her family farm, Marilyn is developing into an up-and-coming businessperson and helping her family to supplement their income from coffee. Anderson and Diego Castrillón Figueroa, ages 23 and 21 years old respectively, are also examples of the power of investing in youth. With the skills they gained in coffee grading during Coffee Kids Rural Business Workshop trainings, they participated in a local coffee contest and won “Best Agrosolidaria Cup 2017” with a score of 86 points. When coffee farmers understand how coffee is graded, priced, and sold, they make empowered decisions about how to grow and sell their coffee.

Rural Business Workshops help young farmers develop the skills to launch their own businesses and connect to the global coffee industry. Our workshops combine training, mentorship, and financing to help young farmers see themselves as entrepreneurs, develop the skills to launch their own businesses, and make empowered decisions.

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Benefits Marilin Yiset Ramírez Serna’s growth as a businessperson is a prime example of the potential of youth to transform coffee communities. When she’s not at school, you can find 15 year-old Marilin on her farm called La Julia. Due to training, mentorship, and financing from Coffee Kids Rural July 2018

Readers can help by Join the Coffee Kids Challenge and help us reach our 2018 fundraising goal! Any person, business, or coffee loving being can join! We believe that coffee businesses, coffee drinkers, and coffee farmers can work together to shape a sustainable future for coffee. Our goal is to build a coalition of coffee lovers who come together to empower the up-and-coming generation of coffee farmers. You can join the Coffee Kids Challenge by hosting an event, dedicating a day to link International (Oct 1) or National Coffee Day (Sept 29) to Coffee Kids, donating a percentage of sales, or any other creative idea you design. We will support you with all the marketing materials and help you need. Download the Coffee Kids Challenge toolkit and get started: http://bit.ly/ CKchallenge


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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Save the Children

Feeding and Teaching Children in Olopa, Guatemala

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Melissa Rogner mrogner@crimsoncup.com 614-252-3335 crimsoncup.com/coffee/feeding-children-in-the-olopa-guatemalacoffee-farming-community

Project Name: Project Name: Feeding and Teaching Children in Olopa, Guatemala Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Community of Olopa Project Impact: Crimson Cup will ensure that 300 children from 64 families receive nutritious meals and have an opportunity to attend school.

agreement with the Apolo co-op. “Coffee market instability caused some co-op members to consider abandoning the crop that had been their livelihood for 80 years,” said Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge. “Our three-year commitment to purchase two containers at above-market prices has given farmers the confidence and cash flow they need to invest in agricultural improvements and their community.” Despite Crimson Cup’s increased support through coffee buying, however, many children still went hungry at times and not all could attend school. Crimson Cup’s donation will help the community create a sustainable future by feeding and educating its children. Project Description Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has committed $3,000 to feed children in the coffee farming community of Olopa, Guatemala. The donation to Save the Children will fund nutritious meals for 300 children, reducing their need to work to support their families instead of attending school.

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“Over the past three years, our direct trade relationship with the Olopa community and its Asociacion de Productores de Café de Olopa (Apolo) coffee co-op made us aware that child labor and childhood hunger were significant issues,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. In 2015, Crimson Cup became the first U.S. coffee roaster to visit Olopa, a remote municipality in the Chiquimula department of Guatemala. Two years later, the roaster signed a three-year purchase

Benefits Working through the Save the Children organization, Crimson Cup has donated $3,000 to ensure that 300 children receive nutritious meals. This donation will support Save the Children and its partners in maintaining four Comprehensive Care Centers to provide care, healthy meals and education. Located in the communities of El Guayabo, Tabur de Cayur, Laguna de Cayur and La Prensa, the care centers are friendly spaces that provide meals and comprehensive care while strengthening the learning of children from three to 13 years of age. “We are excited to make this commitment through our Friend2Farmer program to ensure that the children of the 64 families supported by the co-op are well fed and July 2018

have the opportunity to attend school instead of working,” Ubert said. Readers can help by Readers can help by purchasing Crimson Cup’s Friend2Farmer Guatemalan Olopa coffee. Apolo co-op members harvest Guatemalan Olopa coffee from Catuai, Acturra and Bourbon varietals growing at 4,900 feet. The beans are fully washed and patio dried. After a medium roast at the Crimson Cup roasting facility, the beans produce a remarkably clean cup, with chocolate fragrance, silky body and pleasing acidity. Tasting notes of brown sugar, caramel and toast round out the sensory experience. Purchase coffee here: http:// store.crimsoncup.com/ our-coffee/Friend2FarmerGuatemalan-Olopa123-rws?_ ga=2.52393705.1316176018.15294369081572961116.1516079279


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Project Alianza

Project Alianza

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Kristin Van Busum kristin@projectalianza.org 347 601 0443 projectalianza.org

Project Name: Project Alianza Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Matagalpa and Jinotega departments Project Impact: Project Alianza is working in 6 communities in the Jinotega and Matagalpa departments in northern Nicaragua.

challenge to education attainment in rural Nicaragua. The poor quality of education often makes the decision of having children work instead of going to school more viable for families, and allows many students to go through primary school without even gaining the basic skill of being able to read. To improve the quality of education, Project Alianza finds and trains Community Allies to give children additional literacy classes. We have designed a curriculum that uses technology and books to ensure students reach literacy by second grade.

Project Description Project Alianza builds partnerships with large estate owners and communities of coffee workers and smallholders to improve the future of children in the coffeelands of Nicaragua. We believe education is the key to breaking the generational cycle of poverty. Our first approach is to build schools. Children in the coffeelands of Nicaragua face several obstacles in the attainment of education. A major challenge several communities face is lack of access to school. Many children have to walk long distances in dangerous conditions to get to school. In these cases, Project Alianza partners with farm owners and community members to build safe schools within those communities.

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Because healthy children learn better, the Community Allies program also provides health and hygiene items and training to ensure children are washing their hands and brushing their teeth daily, as well as providing routine school-wide deworming. Benefits For communities whose livelihood is based on uncertainty, education is a pillar of security and stability. In these communities families struggle to live on a dollar a day, and climate change is affecting the production of coffee and other crops. For children in this context, being able to count on quality and consistent schooling will help them gain the skills necessary to advance their education.

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The vast majority of students in Project Alianza schools are the first to be literate in their families. We take pride in the effort the students and parents invest in education, and we have witnessed how projects of building and running schools have met with the relentless support from the communities. Readers can help by We are able to improve education in rural Nicaragua thanks to the support of friends and partners who value education. You can help us by spreading the word about Project Alianza, by making a donation to our programs or by giving a student a scholarship at www.projectalianza.org/ donate/. Lastly, you can donate your talent to Project Alianza, if you would like to help with social media, fundraising, or have any ideas please email kristin@projectalianza. org.


MOMbie Coffee

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Feel Good, Do Good

Project Contact: Brook Hanson Email: brook@mombiecoffee.com Project URL: mombiecoffee.com Project Name: Feel Good, Do Good Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Honduras Project Impact: MOMbie supports all women owned coffee farms and also gives part of proceeds to local shelters for abused women.

Project Description MOMBie Coffee is a distinct blend for exhausted, overworked, underappreciated women and men. Fortified with electrolytes to help you through a hangover, workout, play date, volunteer appointment, tough meeting or your 3,000th diaper change. MOMbie beans are grown by women in Honduras who are given the land as an opportunity to get them back on their feet. The MOMbie growers are survivors of abusive marriages/relationships and they are starting new lives for themselves and their children. To honor our MOMbie growers and women we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to a local shelter for abused women. To find a coffee plantation that was women owned was my number one priority. The Story behind Our Coffee: I am an overworked, tired (make that exhausted), mom of four beautiful highenergy children. Three of which are triplets. I love them dearly, I mom so hard 24-7, and work full-time, all while trying to maintain a reasonably healthy lifestyle. This is where the name “MOMbie Coffee” became an inspiration for my company. I was a complete zombie mom.

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Coffee is part of my everyday life. I look forward to my cup of coffee every morning. I began to roast green coffee beans at home

in an air popcorn machine. This is where my adventure all began. As I mastered my at-home roasting I began to look into different ways to roast the coffee beans. One day I had a thought on why can’t I try and make coffee beans even more flavorful and full of additional health benefits? What if coffee could some how help me wake up while it helped me recover from the woes of daily life, a tough work out, a minor hang over, or just bring my body some of the nourishment it needs. After years of research and trying many different methods, I began fortifying coffee beans with electrolytes – and thus MOMbie was born. The coffee also had to taste like a good cup of coffee and it was important to me to not taste the nutrients added to the coffee beans. I found a roaster whose values align with mine and here we are today! Benefits Benefits: Everyone needs time for themselves, whether it is to enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, working out, reading a book, etc. MOMbie Coffee gives you the boost you need to do anything you want during the day. We support women July 2018

and men during their weakest moments. The project has benefited the women in Honuras and helping them get back on their feet. MOMbie also gives back to our community by donating portions to shelters for abused women. Readers can help by Support our purpose by purchasing MOMbie Coffee from our website. Portions of the purchase goes towards helping women in Honduras and at local shelters for women get back on their feet.


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Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers

Partnering With Roasters And Value-Driven Coffee Companies To Create Life-Changing Farmer Impact

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Liam Brody projects@sustainableharvest.com (503) 235-1119 sustainableharvest.com

Project Name: Partnering With Roasters And Value-Driven Coffee Companies To Create Life-Changing Farmer Impact Project Location Additional Information: Coffee-producing countries across the globe. Project Impact: Collaborative projects implemented by Sustainable Harvest and our partners positively impact thousands of smallholder farmers each year.

Project Description Sustainable Harvest sources 100% of its coffee using a pioneering model we call Relationship Coffee. For us, transparency and traceability are a prerequisite for long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between roasters and producers. Beyond convening these business relationships, we collaborate with roasters, producers, and NGOs on special projects that address deeper needs farmers have identified. Recent collaborations have included: Improving drying in Peru. Coloradobased Ozo Coffee uses proceeds from the sale of its coffee from Peru cooperative Aprocassi to fund the construction of solar dryers at the cooperative. Fifteen solar dryers are expected to be completed this summer, which will yield higherquality coffee, decrease environmental pollution, and lower the cooperative’s cost of production. Honoring culture in Colombia. San Diego’s Cafe Moto funds a music program for the community of its partner cooperative Coagronevada in Colombia with proceeds from sales of their coffee. The program includes the purchase of musical instruments and music classes, creating opportunities for the community’s young people to explore the arts and honor the community’s heritage. Providing access to quality-control tools. Sustainable Harvest and Strauss Coffee created a quality-focused incentive program with the women’s group of Colombia’s Coocentral cooperative. 32 Women in the program can earn qualitycontrol assets such as drying tables and plastic fermentation tanks.

Oakland-based roaster Mr. Espresso also works with Coocentral’s womens group, providing members with portable cupping kits with which they roast and taste their coffee, giving them a better understanding of their product and its value. Benefits These projects benefit stakeholders throughout the value chain. For producers, partnering with roasters through the Relationship Coffee Model leads to critical investments in quality of life, farm productivity, gender equality, cultural preservation, and cup quality. “Our cooperative will benefit so much from the solar dryers,” says Aprocassi’s Hans Troyes about their collaboration with Ozo. “Our members are happy because the dryers are made of iron, so they should be an eternal tool.” Projects can also help retain the next generation, inspiring them to see a brighter future at home in their local communities. At Coagronevada, executive director Sandra Palacios says of the musical instruments: “Young people are the future of our society, and this program preserves our ancestors’ customs by encouraging the youth to participate in arts and culture.” For the Coocentral women farmers involved in the quality-improvement project, roasters and cupping kits make a big impact. Nelcy Vargas, who earned a roaster through the program, said, “Now I will be able to taste the coffee I grew; I know my quality of life is going to get better.”

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For roasters, using proceeds from coffee sales for a project is a way to make a major impact for a producer partner. “For us, an important element of a business relationship is making investments in the cooperative. If we can use 5 or 10 cents from each pound to make a difference in their communities, it’s an easy decision,” said Torrey Lee of Cafe Moto. Readers can help by Making great coffee is a team sport, and we’re always looking for new collaborators. The great thing about specialty coffee is that it’s an eclectic community of passionate folks looking for ways to make a difference. Blaire Baker at Ozo said she was glad to make an extra contribution to support a producer partner because “we wanted to maintain our relationship while also improving the quality of their coffee.” Mr. Espresso invests in origin projects with Coocentral’s women’s group and other producer groups to deepen its relationships with its producer partners. “It’s a way that we can give something back to them for the great product they give to us,” said Francesca Morabito of Mr. Espresso. Joe Behm, owner of Behmor—which has provided roasters to Coocentral’s women group—explained the impact he’s seen the roasters have at origin. “It creates a domino effect: Farmers can evaluate their coffee, which leads to quality improvement, which leads to more money they can spend on healthcare, clothes, and their communities. It’s humbling that we can affect change in people’s lives the way that this does.” Contact us at projects@sustainableharvest. com to discuss how your small investments can make a huge impact!


Cup for Education

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Literacy Programs and Student Scholarships

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Karen Gordon kgordon@cupforeducation.org 8004582233 cupforeducation.org

Project Name: Literacy Programs and Student Scholarships Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Projects throughout coffee growing regions Project Impact: Cup for Education provides educational infrastructures, materials, and resources to coffee-growing communities.

organizations, Cup for Education seeks to improve the overall well-being of coffee farmers and their children through education. Local, well-supplied, educational facilities are crucial to rural coffee communities. The time and money needed to travel to nearby towns and larger cities to learn are simply unavailable, and poor infrastructure in many of these remote areas make it very difficult to do so.

Project Description We believe education to be the foundation for a better and brighter future for all the children in coffee communities around the world. Through various partnerships with local leaders, educators, and

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We have several ongoing partnerships, where we have been supporting a project and helping it expand over the years like our community center/computer lab in Huehuetenango, the pre-schools in Peru and working to develop libraries in Guatemala with Pueblo a Pueblo. We’ve also been supporting 1 student per year at La Bastille in Nicaragua. We’ve seen one through to graduation so far and we’ve just begun to sponsor another student. We sponsored a teacher for a distance learning program in Honduras for several years. We have a few one-and-done type projects. Usually, those are construction projects with schools, latrines, etc. We try to work with the same groups or organizations to keep consistency and see progress among the kids Benefits When education is not easily accessed, it leads to frustration and a continued July 2018

cycle of illiteracy. When school is close to home, both farmers and their children benefit economically and socially. Since 2003, Cup for Education has completed a series of diverse projects that target each community’s specific needs. Readers can help by Cup for Education is now partnered with Recycling for Charities, a Non-Profit organization with the goal of ridding the environment of e-waste by recycling wireless products. Each item received is recycled properly and a value donation is given to the charity of the donor’s choice. To make a donation, readers can use this link: http://www. recyclingforcharities.com/donate/ or You can also donate via check or money order, Send to: Cup for Education c/o Coffee Holding Company 3475 Victory Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10314


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