INCOME
You grow amazing coffee, but don’t have the means to bring it to market. How do you earn a living?
Because of their remote locations, many small farmers struggle to connect with buyers who can provide a fair price for their goods.
25M
small producers
rely on coffee for
a living worldwide
Distant farms, like this one in Popayán, Colombia, can have the ideal climate for growing exceptional coffee beans.
How can we improve the situation?
By purchasing Fair Trade CertifiedTM coffee and supporting strong grower associations, we help networks of small farmers improve their business practices, gain access to the global marketplace, and receive higher payment for their coffee.
Fair Trade Certified™
Farmer
Co-ops
Learning Exchanges
What’s changed for the better?
With better coffee prices and transparent trade relationships, farmers can reinvest in their businesses and strengthen the infrastructure of their communities, empowering them to continue growing coffee well into the future.
$8.9M
invested
in community
development
in 2015
LEARN ABOUT FOOD SUPPORT
FOOD
Even if you love coffee, you can't live on it alone. neither can coffee farmers.
Growing only one kind of crop puts farmers’ livelihoods at risk when coffee isn’t in season.
We've helped
20K
families
diversify crops or livestock since 2014
Before Mercy Corps’ project funded by Keurig Green Mountain, Maria Flor Morales’ family didn’t eat many vegetables.
What can we do?
Together with our partners, we help coffee farmers diversify their crops, leading to year-round food and income. This can help ease the "thin months" between harvests.
How does it help?
Coffee farmers who also grow vegetables, for instance, can better nourish their families.

Additional crops can be sold to neighboring families, creating income and strengthening the community.
Improved food
security for
8,000
families
since 2013
After adding a kitchen garden to her coffee farm, Maria has noticed an improvement in the health of her grandchildren.
LEARN ABOUT WATER ACCESS
WATER
What if you relied on a spring — not the tap — for your water?
For many farmers, getting water for their families and their crops isn’t always easy.
80
gallons water
used per person
per day in the
USA
How are we solving the problem?
We partner with NGOs across the globe to help coffee farmers restore and protect water resources and systems.
Water Conservation
Water Infrastructure
Agroforestry Education
What impact are we making?
Clean water has boundless benefits.
Drinking
Cooking
Cleaning
Bathing
Crop Growth
Using water-smart agricultural practices ensures that farmer families, and those living in communities downstream, have the quality and quantity of water they need.
Water for
150K
people in Central
America will
improve as a result
of our partnerships
Juan Alberto Rivas learned to prevent water contamination by preserving soil moisture and using organic fertilizers.
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