Children need schools. Communities need drying beds or water. We partner with our farming communities to identify what they need. So we leave the areas we farm in a better condition.
Direct Partnerships with Coffee Farmers.
Education. It’s what grows a community.
Each Bag of coffee You Buy Supports a Project at Origin.
A school is more than a building. Or books. It’s a commitment to the future.
We call it "giving forward". Building schools in our growers’ communities that will impact generations to come.
Transforming lives through coffee.
See the completion of the Las Pilas School in Honduras.
ZYKUTA SCHOOL - SIERRA NEVADA REGION, COLOMBIA - PHASE 2 - COMPLETE (2023)
The first phase of the Zykuta School involved two classrooms that underwent renovations, and new bathroom installation. However, since the outset of the project, a major issue that needed to be addressed was that for many students, their only meal in a day came from the school. With this in mind, creating a sustainable food source through a chicken coop, garden and improving the safety of the surrounding area became paramount.
HONDURAS - EL CHAGUITE SCHOOL - COMPLETE (2023)
This project was focused on improving the infrastructure of an existing school in the community, with the goals of increasing enrollment and creating a better environment. As a team, we had three goals for this project: a new lunchroom to allow all students to have a safe and healthy environment, a
new wastewater treatment system for the school to dramatically improve sanitary conditions, and add fresh paint to the existing schoolroom.
ZYKUTA SCHOOL - SIERRA NEVADA REGION, COLOMBIA - PHASE 1 - COMPLETE (2022)
Welcome to the Sierra Nevada Region of Colombia. Our next school project is within the indigenous community of Jewrwa serving 90 students. This rural community has limited access along with a heavy rainy season which caused serious problems with the infrastructure of the school.
PERU - DIAMANTE VERDE DRYING BEDS - COMPLETE (2021)
Drying beds are very important to a coffee farmer especially in areas that are prone to heavy rains. We will be installing drying beds in Diamante Verde in 2021. Our project is slightly delayed due to heavy rain and the inability to reach the community in such weather.
HONDURAS - CORQUIN COPAN WATER & COVID-19 SUPPORT - COMPLETE (2020)
The country of Honduras had an exceptionally bad hurricane season in 2020 which lead to a different set of needs and relief that we originally thought. Partnered with a farming community in Corquin Copan, Honduras we developed a program to help 71 farmers and their families with COVID-19 Prevention Kits including masks, antibacterial gel and printed signs with sanitation rules to aide in keeping the community healthy.
Peru - Agua Azul School - Complete (2019)
In 2018 we were able to build a school in Primero di Mayo, and thanks to the support of our customers, we set out to build a second school in the nearby community of Agua Azul.
Make a cup. make a difference.
Proceeds from every coffee bag sold help benefit school building projects in our farming communities.