2020 Seeds Fund Recipient
Our longtime partner Bufcoffee built the Umumvumu Kindergarten in the community of Nyarusiza, Rwanda to provide education to the children of the farmers and community members in the area. Using a 2020 Seeds grant, Bufcoffee aims to increase food security by constructing a community garden.
The food grown will be used to provide meals at the school as well as for distribution to the nearby community. Along with training on garden maintenance and composting, the goal is to help families increase the quality and yields of their home gardens – often a major food source for producers in the region.
Counter Culture Coffee collects $0.01 from every pound of coffee sold to fund our Seeds program. Annually, $1 per pound of our winter coffee blend, Iridescent, goes to further increase our contribution. Seeds offers financial grants to producers and producer organizations we work with to implement sustainability projects they identify as beneficial. To date, we’ve allocated over $280,000 to Seeds projects.