Full disclosure, I’m not a coffee drinker. But I am a social good enthusiast and living here in the Pacific Northwest I’ve spent countless hours in coffee shops and around coffee tables, discussing creative, out of the box ideas to improve our communities for the better.
Good Coffee is one of those creative, world-changing ideas.
Founded by two passionate, justice-loving friends of mine, Justin Minott and Graeme Watt, Good Coffee is a high quality coffee company with a philanthropic heart that is changing lives all over the world, first in Burundi and now in Laos.
Good Coffee believes in hope and transformation so much so that they put people before profits, paying 20-35% above fair trade prices so that their farmers can live sustainable, dignified lives. Plus, 25% of all profits get reinvested back into coffee growing communities through innovative projects, like the one in Laos to create access to safe, clean drinking water and hygiene education for communities in need.
More than that, Good Coffee has the ability to empower 2,250 families, living in 63 villages in rural Laos and help rebuild a nation ravaged by war. They are literally reclaiming the land and growing world class coffee out of bomb craters! Now try and tell me that isn’t cool!
This will make Good Coffee the first ever to bring specialty coffee to Canada from Laos. But they need help to make this possible and this is where YOU come in.
Buy a bag of Good Coffee or one of the other options in the Good Coffee KickStarter Campaign running from February 18 – March 23, 2016. If you drink coffee every day and care about the lives of those who made your brew, this really is a no-brainer.
In only 3 days the initial KickStarter goal has already been met but for every $2,000 raised over the goal, Good Coffee Co is able to help another village! There’s no end to how many people this project can impact!
Good Coffee is more than just good- it’s amazing. I’m proud to support it (Chris loves to drink it) and I know that you will love the good taste and good work that goes into every cup.