Coffee Kids has helped thousands of children, women, and men in coffee-producing regions in Mexico and Central America to improve the quality of their lives and build more sustainable communities. Founded by coffee roaster Bill Fishbein in 1988, Coffee Kids is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Coffee Kids staff works with local non-governmental community organizations in Latin America to create education, health-care, training, and microenterprise programs for coffee farmers and their families. Their projects respect the cultural integrity of their local partners, foster independence, and promote long-term self-sufficiency. For more information, visit www.coffeekids.org.
Northwest Specialty Coffee donates 5% of its net profits to Coffee Kids.
Northwest Specialty Coffee offers Fair Trade coffee as a way for you to extend your organization's mission. Fair Trade coffee is cultivated by independently owned farms around the world. By allowing small farming operations to participate in the global coffee marketplace, they receive a higher price for their coffee, creating a sustainable source of economic development to some of the world's poorest populations.
TransFair USA is the sole Fair Trade certification organization in the U.S. Since its founding in 1998, TransFair has certified over 38 million lbs. of Fair Trade coffee, returning more than $31 million in additional income to small-scale coffee farmers. To learn more, visit www.transfairusa.org.
We are a proud member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The SCAA's mission is to be the recognized authority on specialty coffee, providing a common forum for the development and promotion of coffee excellence and sustainability. The SCAA's dedication to excellence in coffee is realized through the setting of quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for members. For more information, visit www.scaa.org.