It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when we come to you, our supporters, to show how your generosity has empowered young farmers and thank you for your support. We also want to use the season of giving as an opportunity to spread the word to others about how they can get involved! From Nov. 1- Dec. 31, 2017, we are inviting coffee lovers to join our “Empower, Invest, Thrive!” campaign. An anonymous donor has agreed to match any donations made by Nov. 29, doubling the impact of your gift!

The problem

Although they work very hard year round, most smallholder farmers are barely scratching out a living wage – and these farmers represent 80% of the world’s coffee producers. They face a variety of challenges such as unpredictable weather, an inconsistent cash flow, an erratic coffee market, and inadequate access to land to produce enough to support a family. The result is that the next generation is largely deciding that staying on the farm isn’t worth their time.

Why is this important now?

The average age of coffee farmers in 56 years old. Without empowering and investing in the up-and-coming generation of coffee growers, there will be no coffee!

What we do

Coffee Kids uses entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and seed capital to help young farmers see themselves as entrepreneurs, develop the skills to launch their own businesses, and connect to the global coffee industry. Click here to learn how the generosity of our supporters has changed lives.

How you can get involved

There are a number of ways that coffee lovers, shop owners, and others can get involved helping #thefutureofcoffee thrive!

  1. Join our Supporters Circle*
  2. Shop our Marketplace*
  3. Participate in the international day of giving on #GivingTuesday
  4. Tip your farmer by downloading the Coin Up App
  5. Buy yourself or someone you love tickets to our Coffee Tasting with Global Experts

*100% of your donation will go directly to the field. Any donations made by Nov 29 will be matched by an anonymous donor.