Giving Back

As a young company we are now proud to be part of the process of giving back. Coffee supports millions of families around the world to make a living - sometimes earning only a few pounds a day with only an acre or two to grow their coffee. Global multinationals control the bulk of the international coffee trade. Often more creative ways need to be setup to get money from us consumers back to the farmers.

Redber is making a direct contribution to Seeds for Development - a charity working with coffee farmers in northern Uganda. For every purchase you make of Ugandan Bukonzo we will give 50 pence for every 250g you buy (e.g. £2 for 1kg). Besides making a contribution to a good cause we will also be sending you a great African coffee.

 

Raising Funds for your Schools.

We are also pleased to be working with Alison and Paul from Pop-Up-Foundation, who are providing schools with the opportunity to both raise funds and create awareness. Bukonzo coffee can be bought through Happy Coffee Bean This will also go to helping the coffee farmers in Uganda. 

This box is some of the 250 bags of coffee bought one school in Essex for their Christmas fair. The coffee was a great success.

 Redber helps by roasting and packing the coffee. We then send the coffee to the schools directly days prior any event to ensure the freshest coffee possible is available to be sold.  

 

 

School children can also learn about the business, geography, citizenship and more.

Schools are now able to raise hundreds of pounds by selling 250g of the fresh coffee. The schools can also label the front of the coffee bag with their own logo and cause.  Besides this the children got learn more about coffee business, geography and the farmers. To participate in this you can contact us or Alison at happycoffeebean.com

 

West Nile Farmers of Uganda

 

 

Full Circle

   

On a recent trip , Alison took our roasted Ugandan coffee all the way back to its origin to show some of the farmers who had grown it. 

 

Getting the Help

   

 

Alison with Ugandan children

Seeds for Development supports the farming communities in Uganda by helping them to grow their own coffee. Currently, more than 480 farmers have formed a coffee production company.

  

Coffee already grows in the south of the country and 200 existing coffee farmers have united to ensure that the coffee they grow is of excellent quality, grown in excellent conditions and adheres to excellent ethical  practices. In the north, 280 farmers are embarking on a journey which will introduce coffee growing on a commercial scale for the first time in this post-conflict region.

 

  Once the coffee is grown it is sent to the UK and sold to UK schools who wish to sell them on their community fairs to support their projects.