2019 Seeds Fund Recipient
Since 2015, we’ve purchased coffee from a small group of inspiring producers nestled deep in the mountains of Nariño, Colombia. Every year, the association invests in improving the quality of their coffee, the sustainability of their farms, and the preservation of their community’s natural resources.
During a Climate Change Workshop we hosted with members of K'uychi, they identified water scarcity as one of their biggest issues. To ensure that their existing water sources remain healthy and protected, members purchased land to reforest at the source of a natural water spring. More than 50% of the water in this area of Nariño comes from the mountains which have been threatened by contamination from mining.
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.