An investment in food security programs can have a significant and lasting impact on the millions of people who depend on coffee for their livelihoods.
Coffee collaborations are a powerful force. We’ve built partnerships with amazing coffee companies, from small retailers to large roasters and importers. Together, we’re working to address food insecurity in coffee-farming communities, so that all members of our industry can thrive.
Coffee is one of the most highly traded agricultural commodities in the world. Annually, the value of coffee sales exceeds $70 billion, with coffee employing over 100 million people worldwide. Investing in food security programs in coffee-producing communities can have a real, significant and lasting impact on the millions of people who depend on coffee for their livelihoods.
our friends at uncommon grounds, in burlington, vermont. this roaster-retailer has been selling burlap coffee bags and donating the proceeds to support our food security programs. they’ve also matched customer donations.
By supporting our work, San Francisco-based Philz Coffee is making sure that coffee-farming families have the resources they need to supplement their income and access — or grow — nutritious, fresh food.
Because coffee is the main crop grown by millions of farmers in developing countries, it provides a powerful conduit to reach some of the people in greatest need, and with the greatest ability to share the results of their successes with surrounding communities.
The coffee industry serves the largest consumer market in the world. Specialty coffee companies =have promoted high quality coffee for years, based on the knowledge that high quality coffee comes from a healthy community, requiring a significant investment of time and effort from coffee producers.
Camano Island Coffee Roasters is investing in projects that provide resources for coffee farmers to build successful small businesses. A portion of Camano island Coffee Lovers Club sales is supporting farming families at Nuevo Futuro, which is starting chicken and egg production to help coffee farmers increase and diversify their income, and improve nutrition.
Maglianero Cafe and Localvore, a Burlington based deal company, teamed up to to contribute $1 of every deal to the cafe sold through localvore.