The aim of this project is: 1) to produce an additional stream of income for coffee farmers to assist with the obstacles climate change will bring to their business in the coming years 2) use a portion of the sales to plant additional trees or invest in carbon offsets 3) eliminate the pulp from being dumped in or around the farm that can contaminate the soil as well as local water streams.
In partnership with: Manlao River Coffee Farm, The CDS Group
During 2017 our aim was to have the super heated steam production system installed and processing Cascara this year in China for their harvest which is happening now. Unfortunately, an investor who we believed was committed to our project was not able to get his entire company to approve. However, our ambition, goal and hope has increased. We now hope to launch this project in two countries at the end of 2018. An organization has approved grant funding for one of the projects and we are in discussion with several entities to execute this project in another region with the hopes of it being Ethiopia. In addition, we have redesigned the machine to be mobile so it can be transferred to other farms after a county’s harvest has finished.