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All Organic Fair Trade Direct Coffee… and More

You bet your beak we are! But as with every labeling approach in the crazy coffee world the issues are complex and the attempts to deal with them range from super serious to supercilious. Some program...

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The Best Birthday Ever: Part II

How One Small Community Fights Climate Change

The last three years were the hottest on record worldwide. Climate change is real and it is here. I see the terrible impacts on families and the earth ever...

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The Best Birthday Ever Part I

Last week we launched a new program with our coop partner Prodecoop in Nicaragua aimed at encouraging children to read and providing them with quality books and the opportunity to do so. It was one of...

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This year we are upping our commitment to people and the planet. How will you #UPYOURS?

In these uncertain times, the best antidote to despair is action. Not only are we going to dedicate our work to n...

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Update from Ethiopia

Supporting Life in a Country in Crisis

As activists and development workers in the coffeelands it is sometimes hard to keep focused on the good things amidst so many problems. But that’s what we have t...

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We are so honored to have been mentioned by Organic Authority in their recent article "9 Conscious Coffee Beans You Have to Try". 

Here is some of the criteria we had to meet:

-"The brand uses beans fro...

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Climate Change and Its Effects on Coffee

(excerpted from our newest in the Javatrekker Series on Climate Change)

Climate change is finally starting to receive the attention it deserves from politicians ...

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A Storm's a Brewin'!

How the Coffee Industry Creates Income Inequality

Cafes and coffee have historically been associated with dissent and fomenting positive change. Yet in the past decade the industry has actually added t...

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50 Shades of Green

Is Where You Sit Really Where You Stand?

I graduated Williams College in 1975 BC (Before Computers).  At that time, many of us wanted to dedicate our lives to saving the planet from deforestation, nucl...

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Updates from the Field

There were a lot of ups and downs this past year, as coffee price fluctuations and the Roya (fungal rust) epidemic hit our partners hard, especially throughout the Americas.  Fortunately, our cooperat...

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