2021 Seeds Fund Recipient
Caravela is a green coffee exporter and importer operating in eight Latin American countries. They are one of our top three suppliers by volume and work mostly with smallholder farmers.
Caravela aims to be carbon neutral by 2025 and to achieve this goal they must work with the entire supply chain while seeking to mitigate the effects of production activities that generate greenhouse gasses. This project first measured the carbon footprint of 45 organic farms in the Cusco region and identified critical areas for improvement. Climate-smart production strategies were shared through farmer training after this initial assessment, with the goal of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions of these 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.