2019 Seeds Fund Recipient
In 2019, the Intango washing station in Karongi, Rwanda, received a Seeds grant to begin a plant nursery. The coffee and shade trees grown there will be distributed to the farmers in nearby communities who process their coffee cherries at the washing station.
Coffee trees in this region are often old and less productive. Supported with training in best agronomic practices, farmers will eventually begin to renovate their plots in the hopes of not only increasing quality but yields as well.
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.