Support the Indigenous Coffee Growers of Oaxaca

Recently, many countries have experienced devastating natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires. Indigenous communities in Mexico have been hit hard, and need support. Our friend, Cesar Morales Rodríguez, President of Campo A.C., has asked us to help spread the…

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School gardens get growing!

Thanks to the CoffeeGeek Holiday Fundraiser, we’re now working with the SOPPEXCCA coffee cooperative to help 200 students in three area elementary schools grow fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Nicaragua’s Food Security and Sovereignty law places a curriculum requirement for all schools, but doesn’t…

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Meet the Board: Bill Mares

Food 4 Farmers has a talented board of directors who work diligently to further our mission to help coffee farmers overcome the tough months of seasonal hunger. These “Thin Months” occur every year when income from coffee farming runs out,…

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SCAA Expo 2016 Recap

Every year, our Food 4 Farmers crew always plans for SCAA Expo and Re:Co with high energy and spirit. It’s a unique opportunity that brings together all stakeholders from the coffee industry, and a time when we can advocate personally for…

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Meet the Board Series: Kayd Whalen

Food 4 Farmers has a gifted board of directors who work diligently to further the mission of helping coffee farmers through the tough months of seasonal hunger. These “Thin Months” of food shortages occur every year, when income from coffee…

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Why Are Bees Good for Coffee?

Bees are good for coffee producers, their families, and communities in coffee-growing regions. Coffee-growing regions are good sites for honey bees, as plant diversity within the coffee farm offer excellent floral resources for honeybees. Coffee flowers produce sugary, high quality…

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Bee-visionary, Bill Mares

I’d like to give a little history on our Café y Miel project. It began seven years ago with a sobering discovery by Rick Peyser of Green Mountain Coffee while on a trip to the origins of coffee production in…

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The Basics of Bees

Knowledge about bee biology is key to successful beekeeping. A bee colony has three types of bees: two female castes (a single queen and many workers), and a male bee – the drone. Queens are specialized females, laying eggs to…

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