This coffee is being sold as a fundraising initiative on behalf of The Coffee Society, a non-exclusive club formed by students at the University of Calgary.
This fundraiser is aimed at generating funds for future club activities (after COVID) as well as supporting a meaningful cause related to the specialty coffee industry. The charity we are choosing to support is Coffee Kids.
Coffee Kids is a non-profit program that partners with communities in Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Tanzania—just to name a few, to empower and nurture the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of kids to face the ever-changing challenges of the coffee industry. Coffee Kids encourages the creation of thriving businesses and sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families by providing training and financial support to young coffee farmers. Their programs include initiatives that are aimed at educating young farmers through workshops, mentorships, and providing access to financial aid through rotating seed capital funds.
The Coffee Society will be donating 50% of the proceeds to the Coffee Kids Organization.
Intense, starfruit, complex, fresh fig, oolong tea, florals.
Altitude: 2000 masl
Varietals: Certo, wolisho, heirloom
Kilenso Mokonisa is one of 5 wet mills owned by Israel Degfa. Local smallholder farmers around the area deliver ripe cherries to the mill. Israel invests in a lot of sustainability programs that are targeted at improving the quality and performance of his coffees.