2021 Seeds Fund Recipient
In 2019, the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) built a school enrolling K-12 students. The school provides discounted or waived fees for members’ children and for others from the community in need of education. This 2021 Seeds grant went towards purchasing reference books and playground equipment for the schools 1,500 students.
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.