2022 Seeds Fund Recipient
With the surging prices of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs, there is a rise in the need for organic compost. Creating systems for composting on the individual farm level is a challenge, so Bridazul was granted a 2022 Seeds grant to build a central plant in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.
The coffee is dry milled before export at a central location for all the producers. At the new plant, the byproducts of the milling process will be combined with locally available additions, such as cow manure from surrounding farms to create organic compost. The compost will then be redistributed to the over 30 coffee producers who work with Bridazul. Farmers then can further enhance this compost with the byproducts from the wet mill during the harvest at their farms.
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.