Impact in a cup
What do we mean by "human-centered coffee"?
At Adelante Coffee, social impact is at the core of our business model. Before we we started our coffee initiative, we spent several 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.
The Adelante movement connects socially-minded companies from the US to Honduran producers through a love of coffee and a shared mission to make the world a better place.
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