If you’ve heard about Pure Origin Coffee, you know that every cup of our coffee sold benefits causes across the world. Our six varieties, from our Congolese dark roast to our Peruvian light, support unique and important charitable causes. With so much to choose from, you may ask yourself, specifically, what projects are helped by Pure Origin coffee? Read on to learn everything you need to know about our charitable work and coffee, and how you can help!
What projects are helped by Pure Origin coffee?
We offer six coffees, all differing in flavor and roast, with each benefitting a different social activist cause in the respective regions: Congo, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru, and Colombia. These causes range from environmental activism to health awareness and screening to peace-keeping. That way, no matter what roast you prefer, you will always be able to improve the world with every cup!
Pure Origin’s Congolese coffee is an organic Fair-Trade-certified dark roast with citrus notes. It hails from the South Kivu region and benefits Mighty Peace Coffee, a group seeking to end mineral conflict. Brutality has torn the country apart, but alongside Mighty Peace, we have begun to make a difference. Proceeds help fund education, provide clothing, pay debts, and improve the living conditions of the Congolese people.
Conversely, our Honduran coffee is a medium roast with caramel notes from the Intibucá region. Sales benefit various small family farms operating together as they attempt to make a name for themselves in the competitive coffee industry. 90 percent of Honduran coffee farms operate as small, family-owned lots. As a result, they are much more vulnerable to environmental concerns and financial instability. That is why proceeds from our coffee help farmers face environmental threats throughout the region. At the same time, they help strengthen the position of these small farmers in the coffee market.
Our Indonesian coffee is another organic, Fair-Trade dark roast, but this one has chocolate notes and comes from Sumatra. In Indonesia, we work with Coop Reje Gayo, a center that provides education and training on coffee-cultivation techniques. A portion of every sale helps fund this training and ensures that farmers can sell every bean for a premium. This is beneficial for the farmer, but also allows them to be sustainable growers, both environmentally and economically.
Our Kenyan coffee is a tasty light roast with wine notes, coming from the Nyeri region. We partner there with Grounds for Health, a group aiming to reduce cervical cancer in remote regions of the coffee-producing country. Every cup sold goes towards reducing incidences of this horrible disease for women that disproportionately lack medical assistance. This includes increasing access to screening and prevention, as well as education and training of local health care providers.
Pure Origin’s Peruvian coffee is a light roast with nutty notes from the Amazonas region. Sales of this variety benefit Todos Al Agua, a group combatting contaminated water found throughout the region. Over the last 25 years, the Amazonas area has struggled with poor water quality, resulting in sickness and water scarcity. Alongside Todos Al Agua, we help fund ongoing workshops to share the results of conditions and combat climate change. This helps protect water resources that are vital for coffee growers and citizens, alike.
Finally, our Colombian coffee is a medium roast with fruity notes, coming from the Huila region. There, we work with the Las Rosas Women’s Group, supporting 300 women as they grow coffee and attend workshops to better themselves and their crops. The project helps growers access necessary loans, provides equitable wages for their labor, and gives them technical training in their craft so they can lead their farm in the traditionally male-dominated coffee-growing industry.
Why Pure Origin?
Additionally, Pure Origin is proud to be a leader in the field of sustainable impact coffee. Sustainable impact means that we treat the environment and our farmers with respect. Our farms are all eco-friendly, and farmers receive training to avoid over-farming, pollution, and waste. That way, the planet can continue to thrive, all while we enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!
Similarly, every cup of Pure Origin coffee is single origin, meaning it comes from one grower or set of growers. As a result, you can be assured of exactly where your coffee comes from. That way, you can seek out specific flavors and characteristics. More importantly, when you know more about your coffee’s origin, you have more control over how it is produced. Having specific sources keeps us accountable to our farmers and gives us a closer relationship with them. We assist with situational challenges and pay premium prices for every bean.
Finally, all of our coffee benefits one of the causes detailed above, because we want sustainability to be more than a marketing tactic. We founded our company around these ideals, and will continue to help make the world a better place in the future. Try a cup of Pure Origin coffee today and help us make the next step together!
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