We’re committed to directing $0.01/lb of coffee sold into our Seeds fund [amounting to over $25,000 a year]. The Seeds program supports projects that producers identify as being beneficial to their community. Many of these producer-driven projects funded fall under the category of the SCC targets, for example:
Improve Livelihoods: planting macadamia nut trees or building and maintaining bee apiaries.
Conserve Nature: creating a nursery for shade/diversification trees
Sustain Supply: helping establish coffee seedling nurseries
We commit to funding World Coffee Research’s work through a donation of $0.005/lb green coffee purchased.
We commit to calculating our business’ greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2021, we accrued $58,503.37 in our budget to award sustainability grants to coffee producers. During the same time period, we awarded $27,700 in grants to fund programs centered on income diversification, environmental sustainability, and food security.
In 2021, we also contributed $18,377 to World Coffee Research.
Our total carbon footprint for 2021 was 725.25 tonnes CO2e and we are offsetting this through a partnership with Trees, water, and people in a project to install clean cookstoves in rural Honduras.