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Drink Coffee Do Good Land of a thousand Hills Coffee


DRINK COFFEE. DO GOOD.

We are so excited and proud to have joined hands with this amazing company.  Land of a thousand hills coffee is delicious and conscientious.  It's estimated that nearly 80% of the coffee consumed in North America was purchased from farmers at exploitative prices. The majority of these coffees are seen as nothing more than a cheap commodity where quality is not a factor and big business trumps the value of human life.

Land of a Thousand Hills partners directly with small-scale coffee farmers in Rwanda to provide better wages, for better coffee, for a better future. Every coffee tells a story. Make yours one of hope and redemption. Do coffee better.  Want to learn more about this phenomenal brand?  Keep reading...

"In April 1994, Rwanda (an African country half the size of the state of Maryland) experienced one of history's most atrocious genocides. In just 100 days, close to one million ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutu sympathizers lost their lives to the hands of extremist Hutu militia.

The 1994 genocide that left so many innocent people either dead, orphaned, or widowed has now become a focal point of the global community. In the wake of civil war, Rwanda made a commitment to national restoration. The government called upon the church to lead the country in reconciliation and asked the outside world to support them as it looked to heal and eradicate poverty, disease, and illiteracy.

In 2005, Jonathan Golden, founder of Land of a Thousand Hills, recognized a simple and tangible opportunity to make a difference in the reconciliation of the Rwandan people. This realization led Golden to start a coffee company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda, helps them with their basic needs, and brings a quality product to coffee lovers.

The introduction of specialty coffee to the healing fields of Rwanda proved to be an uncommon opportunity for once warring countrymen to not only rebuild their homesteads, but to work together toward lasting peace. A commitment to excellence in coffee has brought dignity and hope to a nation that history suggested would never recover.

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. partners with farmers and local community leaders to develop the coffee into a sustainable income, pay a just Living Wage, and strive to further meet the needs of the people. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Your excellent morning cup is offering hope to these developing coffee communities with each purchase. Drink Coffee. Do Good.®" - Land of a Thousand Hills

Collaborative Trade Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

OUR COMMITMENT TO FARMING COMMUNITIES

 

"Land of a Thousand Hills is proud to contribute to justice, reconciliation and hope in coffee farming communities throughout the world through Collaborative Trade.

Our Collaborative Trade philosophy champions the direct needs of our partner villages, building upon their talent and passion, and equipping them to be better coffee growers. We partner directly with small-scale farmers in Rwanda to guarantee better wages for better coffee for a better future. Your daily choice of quality coffee brings life-changing work to communities in Rwanda. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, you help families provide for themselves with living wages, you build homes for orphans, give care to widows, and most importantly, give hope to entire coffee growing communities. Drink Coffee. Do Good.®"

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