Space,Time & Dreams

We’re gathered together on plastic chairs around two sheets of butcher paper tacked to a wall of the warehouse, the lingering smell of green coffee surrounding us. At other times of the year, this is where it all happens. The…

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Making the Case for Better Coffee through Bees

This article was originally published April 12, 2018 on Daily Coffee News. By now it’s common knowledge that bees are in jeopardy throughout the world. As agricultural practices have intensified and pesticide use has increased, bee populations are being decimated….

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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 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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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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Rick Peyser, Bill Mares author Brewing Change

Brewing Change Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Rick Peyser and Bill Mares Part travelogue, part inspiring social commentary, and part motivating business model, Brewing Change is about Rick Peyser’s quiet, dogged crusade to change the world of coffee. During his…

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