project origin ethiopia

Project Origin supports producers in Ethiopia

Through community projects, investments, and experimentation, Project Origin offers stability to producers and quality to roasters. Visiting the town of Masina in Ethiopia, Project Origin General Manager Habib Maarbani was struck by how few options the people had for drinking water. 
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SCA Coffee Value Assessment

ASCA’s specialty coffee community commitment

ASCA exists to promote and develop the Australian specialty coffee community, and relies on it to continue thriving.  Recently, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Board was approached by a regional community looking to up-skill their baristas to a level where they could compete on the national stage.
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SoCo Roasters

SoCo Roasters: A society of coffee

SoCo Roasters talks to BeanScene about connecting with origin, developing a unique blend, and building a community around coffee. At less than a century old, Zambia’s coffee producing industry is one of the youngest in the world. With its first coffee trees planted in the 1940s, local farmers are happy to share with visitors the folklore of how coffee was introduced to the country.
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Drink coffee, do good on 3 August for CaféSmart

On 3 August, the coffee community will unite to support CaféSmart 2018 and help fight homelessness. More than 600 cafes have registered to participate in CaféSmart 2018 next week, with $1 from every coffee sold at participating cafés directed to support grassroots homeless charities. Last year CaféSmart raised $285,500, including matched funding from partner philanthropists, and supported 156 homelessness projects across Australia. This year, CaféSmart is aiming to beat that total and raise $300,000 for critically underfunded services.
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Grinders Coffee to support farmers this Fairtrade Fortnight

Grinders Coffee Roasters, Australia’s largest branded roaster of Fairtrade green beans, has partnered with Woolworths to support coffee farmers and raise consumer awareness this Fairtrade Fortnight, taking place from 3 to 16 August. “Our close relationship with Fairtrade is very important to our commitment to leading a sustainable future for the coffee industry, and delivering better outcomes for coffee communities,” says Grinders General Manager Neale Wood. Fairtrade is an independent certification system that provides farmers and workers in developing countries with practical and technical support to grow their businesses and support their local communities.
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