Our 2016 Funding campaign - coffee helps!
"COFFEE HELPS!" - to get learning tools into the hands of deserving children.
When you purchase any of these single origin-coffees, you are doing your good deed of the day! With every cup you brew, you are making a difference in someone's life. The sale of our coffee benefits underprivileged children in our partner schools. Start your morning knowing that you are participating in the rising future of a student, a family and a community - by helping on the farm and in the classroom.
Our coffee is FAIR TRADE - Fair Trade coffee can help farmers escape poverty. Most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and links farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality.
Our coffee is ORGANIC - Organic coffee produced without the aid of artificial chemical substances, such as certain additives or some pesticides and herbicides.
Our coffee is SHADE GROWN - Shade coffee supports biodiversity, and farms can act as wildlife corridors between plots of natural habitat. Numerous studies have shown that the diversity of birds, orchids, bats, ants, amphibians, bees, beetles, spiders, mammals, and other taxa are higher in shaded coffee than in sun coffee. Shade coffee provides pollination services, increasing the fruit set of coffee itself, as well as other plants on the farm Soil erosion is also reduced in shade coffee, improving soil quality.
Our coffee is BIRD FRIENDLY - Bird Friendly is a certification created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC), which is part of the National Zoo based in Washington, D.C. Bird Friendly standards are the strictest of the third-party environmental standards.
Our coffee is roasted in Ybor City, Florida by Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters. We are proud to offer their world-class roasted beans to our friends around the world.
This project will benefit the needs of students at our partner schools. Our goal is to deliver cost effective laptops and tablets along with wifi access to as many students as possible. Their time is now. They need our help now.
Email us - Partners@ugeducation.org