2020 Seeds Fund Recipient
This Seeds grant supports the Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista (CODECH) cooperative in Huehuetenango, Guatemala purchase materials and inputs to produce organic compost and cultivate microorganism broths using the cherry husk and water often discarded during coffee processing.
This compost facility will serve 40 producers in the surrounding area and will generate enough nutrient-rich compost to cover roughly 22 hectares of farmland this year. This grant includes funding an agronomist to oversee the production and train the coop’s members on effective application. This is one of the first Seeds grants to be proposed as a direct result of Enveritas Verification, a program that provides producer groups with detailed insights into sustainability metrics through scientific surveying.
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.