Impact in a cup
What do we mean by "impact-driven coffee"?
At Adelante Coffee, social impact is at the core of our business model. Before we were a coffee company, we spent seven years working in low-income communities in rural Honduras. From the pricing of our coffee to our investment in secondary schools, every decision we make is designed to bring greater value to our producers and their families.
How does Adelante Coffee expand access to education?
Some of the world’s finest coffee beans are grown at high altitudes in Honduras. Yet in these remote mountain communities, nearly 70% of adolescent youth are not enrolled in secondary education, according to UNESCO.
The nearest school may be miles away, and coffee producing families often cannot afford the costs of travel and school supplies. Adelante Coffee expands access to education by increasing the incomes of producers and investing profits in the construction of rural schools. Read on to learn more about our impact.
Our impact explained:
We pay above-market prices to smallholder producers through direct trade
We launch new secondary schools through our nonprofit partner
We invest our profits in funding student jobs and community projects
The profits from each bag are funneled back to Honduras. Students use the funds to attend school, launch businesses and improve their communities.
In less than six months, these companies have improved the livelihoods of low-income students and their families in rural Honduras by teaming up with Adelante:
contributed to bringing clean water to a student's family
covered seed capital for student's school supply business
covered textbooks for two middle school students
bus fare, lunch, and museum passes for school field trip for one class
Over 1,000 days of school