Ethical Farming

SUPPORTING FARMERS WORLDWIDE

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Promoting a healthy food supply and environment for future generations.

How The Great Coffee Project supports farmers worldwide

Source today without depleting tomorrow

Why source from ethical farmers?

We source our coffee from ethical farmers who have made a commitment to sustainable practices. These farmers face many challenges but are dedicated to growing their coffee in an environmentally-friendly way that sometimes requires labor to take the place of what chemicals or machines could do. They work hard to educate themselves on the latest sustainable farming practices to provide us we us with high quality coffee every day. Farmers who commit to to these ethical practices are doing so while taking on risk, and in some cases, foregoing easier profits. The Great Coffee Project are proud to source from farmers who make the right choice, not the easy.

Additional Benefits of Ethical Farming

  • Improving food safety
  • Protecting native species
  • Reducing greenhouse gases
  • Protecting water from pesticides
  • Combating erosion
  • Restoring damage to the biosphere
  • Reducing chemical run-off
  • Returning carbon to the soil 
  • Safer conditions for farmers

A little goes a long way

Financial support for rural agriculture

1

Prosperity over profit

We partner with Kiva to fund micro loans to farmers worldwide: HERE. Kiva never takes a fee from lenders, which means 100% of the funds you lend on Kiva go toward supporting borrowers’ loans.


2

We choose

We choose where to make the impact. We target farmers who demonstrate a commitment to ethical agriculture in areas of the world susceptible to economic instability, imbalances in market parity, and lacking environmentally friendly incentives.

3

Ripple Effect

We enable farmers to create opportunity for themselves, which in turn shapes the lives of their families and workers, and influences the safety and stability of their communities. That ripple effect can further extend to future generations too.

Evening the playing field for every farm 

What is Fair Trade and Direct Trade? How does it help farmers?

As part of our BREWS coffee-buying program, we utilize Fair Trade and Direct Trade programs whenever possible. Applying Direct Trade means our coffee has been sourced directly from farmer to roaster, removing the middle-man. This arrangement focuses on the quality of the coffee, which farmers are rewarded for with higher prices; and the symbiotic relationship between farmer and roaster – it’s a true, trusted, partnership. Fair trade is a certification program that promotes social justice and equality to farmers in developing countries by providing equal trade opportunities and access to capital, and requiring fair farm worker wages and environmentally sustainable practices. 

Farms and farmer's we've funded

Let's support the farms we care about

Luis from Colombia

Luis from Colombia

Luis is a coffee and tomato farmer, married with two children, and has 25+ years of farming experience.

The average agriculture annual salary in Colombia is $9,000 USD, and 38% of its land is used for agriculture. Colombia is the 4th largest coffee producer in the world.

Christine from Uganda

Christine is a married coffee farmer who depends on this livelihood to raise and educate her three children.

Agriculture employs 70% of Uganda’s population, and coffee is Uganda's leading cash crop. The average agriculture annual salary in Uganda is $16,300 USD.

Hersy from Colombia

Hersy is a coffee, bean, and corn farmer, and a single mother of two daughters.

It is estimated that the coffee-growing region of Colombia is warming by ½ degree Fahrenheit per decade, causing increased instances of drought and mudslides, and fluctuations in crop growing cycles. 95% of Colombia’s coffee farms are small, independent farms.

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6 Bean Espresso
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6 Bean Espresso
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6 Bean Espresso

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Bali Blue
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Bali Blue

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Caramel

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Peru Single Origin

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