2022 Seeds Fund Recipient
CAFECO was awarded two Seeds grants from Counter Culture Coffee in 2022. One grant went towards the purchase and construction of six vermicompost production tanks. High-quality coffee is closely linked to environmental well-being. Earthworms are used to transform organic material into nutrient-rich organic fertilizer that will benefit the soil and coffee production. In the first year, the infrastructure will cover 20% of the total area of the organization and is projected to cover the need of all 540 CAFECO producers in the next five years.
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.