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The Journey from Seed to Cup

The Journey from Seed to Cup

For many of us, coffee is part of our daily lives. We may start off our day with a cup of strong coffee to help wake up. Or enjoy meeting a friend for coffee in the afternoon to catch up. An estimated 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed across the globe each day.  Last week, we shared the story of Dukale, an Ethiopian coffee farmer. World Vision training programmes and the opportunity to sell his coffee fair trade, has empowered Dukale to create a better life for his family. There are 25 million smallholder farmers like Dukale who produce approximately 80% of...

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A Coffee Story | Dukale's Dream

A Coffee Story | Dukale's Dream

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. -Nelson Mandela Coffee isn’t just a drink that powers our day, it’s a drink that empowers us to share. Whether it’s meeting an old friend, or meeting someone for the first time, the stories we share over coffee inspire meaningful relationships and spark new connections. As you take a sip of your morning coffee, meet Dukale Cheko, who has his own story to share of determination and...

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Coffee Connections: Generosity Café

Coffee Connections: Generosity Café

By: Leanne Prescott, Public Engagement Coach, World Vision Canada In the Dominican Republic, in slums pressed between resorts that play host to thousands of visitors each year, there is a café without tables, without chairs, that you’ll never find on yelp. This café has a welcoming heart, warmer than the Caribbean sun. This café is a woman. I will never forget the day we met, when she taught me about generosity. Café earned her nickname and reputation for making the best cup of coffee in her community.  She made it in her home, with a French press on a gas...

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Meet our co-creators

Meet our co-creators

Meet the food influencers who believe that a hungerfree world is possible and who co-created HungerFree Quarterly Volume 3: Empower! Among the beautiful artisan products you’ll find within this volume’s Quarterly Box, which showcase the way coffee empowers people around the world, you’ll also find unique recipe cards by featured chefs and food bloggers! In Volume 3: Empower, we will be featuring recipes from Dennis the Prescott, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, Voula Halliday and Charlene Theodore.   DENNIS THE PRESCOTT Dennis the Prescott is a chef, photographer and writer. We’re in love with his beautiful instagram feed, that is equal parts hunger-inducing and...

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Quarterly Vol. 3: What's in the box?

Quarterly Vol. 3: What's in the box?

Create, Celebrate … Empower! With the tools to create and the community to celebrate with, HFQ Vol. 3 is all about being empowered and empowering others through coffee. Each product in Vol. 3 has been uniquely hand-crafted to share the joy of coffee with others. Here’s what you’ll find: A bag of coffee roasted at Matchstick Coffee in VancouverWe love being a part of the journey our food takes to get to our plate, and coffee is no exception. The folks at Matchstick Coffee believe that using a match to light a fire is a symbol for getting down &...

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