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 the world's coffee. About 120 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihoods.
When drinking our morning cup, we don't think about how the coffee makes to get to our cup and all the lives that it touches along the way. We've decided to take a look at how coffee from where Dukale farms in Kochere, is processed and gets to the point of being brewed.
From seed to cup, those coffee beans make quite the journey!
This issue of HungerFree Quarterly is all about empowerment, and naturally we’re focusing on coffee’s ability to build and empower communities. Learn more about HungerFree Quarterly, Vol. 3: Empower!