2022 Seeds Fund Recipient
CENFROCAFE—producers of our Valle del Santuario coffee —received a Seeds grant to provide resources and education to their members on creating rich organic compost from the byproducts of the coffee harvesting process. The organization will provide each participating family with supplies, educational workshops, infrastructure to obtain coffee mucilage from processing, and a designated technical assistant to provide farm-level support and help manage the program. By optimizing systems to reuse coffee production byproducts, farmers can turn waste into nourishment for crops.
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.