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Summer 2006 Phone (505) 820-1443 or (800) 334-9099 Fax (505) 820-7565 www.coffeekids.org firstname.lastname@example.org Waiting For The Harvest MEXICO José Luis Zárate, Carolyn Fairman, and ICSUR Arturo Tello of ICSUR with project participants in San Francisco Jacona. Successful mushroom harvest By Carolyn Fairman brought their mushroom harvest to San promote the development of knowledge Francisco Jacona and together they cooked and skills for communities to be better High up in the mountains of the Selva various mushroom dishes, people were able to face immediate challenges. This Negra in Chiapas, Mexico, I learned reassured that the mushrooms would not helps communities to recognize and utilize about perseverance. The communities of kill them. It’s true, no one died. Now, after resources already available to them. And Tapalapa and Pantepec have implemented sharing the delicious results of the harvest, it includes ﬁnding ways to diffuse rumors an Edible Mushroom Project and have they laugh about the experience and are and articulate the beneﬁts of a project already had 3 successful harvests. They more motivated then ever to make this while addressing the fears people may feel are enjoying the new found food source project work for themselves. in trying something new and unfamiliar. and have reaped the beneﬁts of selling a portion of each harvest to their neigh- Much of this motivation stems from Community members in San Francisco bors. Meanwhile in nearby San Francisco the fact that the Edible Mushroom Project Jacona, together with technical support Jacona, Coffee Kids partner, Association directly addresses the problem of organic from ICSUR, went through the arduous for Research and Training of Southeastern wastes from coffee and other agricultural process of constructing a module – a sort Mexico (ICSUR), has been working with products. It utilizes organic waste from the of shelter with one portion completely this community for 2 years now to imple- coffee pulp generated from the wet mill blocked from light -- to harvest the ment an edible mushroom project and as well as the husks from corn, another mushrooms. The construction and location there has been no harvest as of yet. Why largely grown agricultural product and a of the modules are critical to a healthy hasn’t the community of San Francisco basic food staple in this region. By provid- harvest. Unfortunately the chosen con- Jacona had the same success and why ing an additional food source and the abil- struction site was not sufﬁciently protected haven’t they given up? ity to sell the surplus at the local market, from the rain and humidity and was not the project seeks to alleviate the enormous properly sterilized. This meant the planted It didn’t help when rumors began about dependency that the people have on the mushrooms were overtaken by more ag- people dying from eating mushrooms. coffee crop. gressive mushrooms and were therefore Of course, people were referring to the unable to sprout and grow. poisonous kind of mushrooms. After ICSUR works with these communi- members from the community of Tapalapa ties in projects such as this as a means to Continued on page 5 1 Letter From The Executive Director FOUNDER Bill Fishbein For many of us summer marks a Last year, Coffee Kids helped pro- CO-FOUNDERS time for relaxation, vacation, warmth vide these much needed alternatives to David Abedon and spending time outdoors with communities with a sole dependency Dean Cycon friends and family. For coffee farmers, on coffee in two additional regions: it brings the essential rains to nurture a Chiapas, Mexico and Paraxaj, Guate- BOARD OF DIRECTORS healthy coffee harvest. They are think- mala. With your support we were able Rick Peyser, President ing about the future and what they to implement projects in these two Rob Stephen, Vice President hope next year’s harvest will bring. new regions while providing consis- Susan Wood, Treasurer At Coffee Kids, it marks the begin- tent support to our long-term part- Bill Fishbein, Secretary ning of our new ﬁscal year. It is a time ners throughout Mexico and Central David Abedon when we reﬂect on the successes and America. Projects are not only grow- Kathleen O’Sullivan (In Absentia) challenges from the past year and look ing stronger, they are expanding, and Manuel Rodríguez Aguirre toward new opportunities in the more families are beneﬁting from Mona Blaber coming year. Coffee Kids programs and support. William Allen EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR For all of us, planning This year Coffee Carolyn Fairman for the future while meet- Kids will be working MANAGING DIRECTOR ing the most basic needs with three new partner Mary Bellman in the present is a reason- organizations in Nica- able goal, and indeed is ragua, Guatemala, and INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM fundamental for growth Peru. We will be working COORDINATOR and sustainability. Yet with children, to teach José Luis Zárate despite the best planning, them the importance of OUTREACH COORDINATOR the future is still un- a sustainable future and Suzanne Garney known. For coffee provide new opportuni- MEMBERSHIP ADMINISTRATOR farmers, any number of things can ties beyond the coffee harvest to create Pamela Walter go wrong in the present that create that sustainability. We will be working disaster in the future: not enough rain with communities to institute sustain- BOOKKEEPER yields a low coffee harvest; too much able environmental practices that Therese Francis rain destroys roads and infrastructure go beyond the beneﬁts of a healthy OFFICE MANAGER, OAXACA essential to processing the coffee; and environment and actually create new Juliette Delaﬁeld Harding infestations can destroy entire crops. resources that alleviate economic With so much unknown, it is impos- dependencies through the creation of sible for a coffee farmer to rely on bio-fuels. With your continued sup- MISSION income from coffee, particularly given port, we will be able to continue sup- Coffee Kids is an international non- that income from coffee is earned only porting those partners whom you have proﬁt organization established to improve the quality of life for coffee- 3 to 5 months out of the year. What stood by all these years while expand- farming families. happens when income from coffee ing into new communities and helping OBJECTIVES runs out? What do they plan for, then? more families improve their quality of life. To help coffee-farming families pro- Coffee Kids supports coffee-farm- mote economic diversiﬁcation so coffee is no longer the sole source of family ing communities by providing alter- So, enjoy the summer. But keep in income. natives to coffee. That means com- mind the tentative future for coffee To facilitate forums where local munities have support not only during farmers. You can make their future community groups identify their most the coffee season, but throughout the more secure. pressing problems and implement their entire year. That way, when income own long-term, sustainable solutions. from coffee runs out, they can still put To educate coffee consumers and food on the table the remaining 7-9 businesses about prevailing conditions months of the year. They are able to in coffee-growing communities and let plan for their future by sending their them know how they can help. children to school so they have more opportunities; by providing healthcare Coffee Kids 1305 Luisa Street, Suite C so families can stay healthy; and by Santa Fe NM 87505 supplementing their incomes so they (505) 820-1443 alleviate their dependency on coffee. www.coffeekids.org 2 Nick Sinclair-Brown Coffee Kids suffered a huge loss this year when Nick Sinclair-Brown, Found- ing Chairman of Coffee Kids UK, passed away suddenly. Nick had been ill for some time, but despite his illness had kept active and productive so much so that none of us really knew just how ill he really was. Nick was instrumen- tal in crafting the ﬁrst Coffee Kids agreement in the United Kingdom with Food Brands Group (FBG), distributors of the Percol Coffee Brand. It was not an easy task crafting our ﬁrst Trans-Atlantic agreement, which required all of Nick’s professional expertise along with his limitless charm and most incredible sense of humor. For eight years Nick continued to strengthen the relationship between Coffee Kids and FBG, creating a foundation that has become the platform upon which Coffee Kids is building a presence in the Euro- pean Union. Nick was a Fellow and Vice-President of Hughes Hall at the University of Cam- bridge. He was also a Fellow of the Cambridge Lauterpacht Research Centre of International Law and a member of the Law Faculty. Nick published a range of articles and papers on the international politics and regulation of such topics as corruption, terrorism and counter terrorism, arms and dual use export controls, and conservation of, and trade in, endangered species. He was an international attorney with an expertise in undersea salvage. Beyond his endless qualiﬁcations and experience, Nick was a pleasure to be around. He was completely dedicated to Coffee Kids. We all had the pleasure of his company when he attended the All-Partner Encuentro in Veracruz in 2004 where he met hundreds of Coffee Kids par- ticipants and program partners. It was his family’s wish that in lieu of ﬂowers, contributions in his honor should be made to Coffee Kids. We all miss him terribly. Coffee Kids would like to thank the following individuals, businesses & organizations who made donations to Coffee Kids in memory of Nick Sinclair-Brown: Clear Vision Accountancy Michael & Leo Dierckx M. E. Wilson Mr & Mrs. M. Hoare Graham & Ann Jessop Mr. & Mrs. A. Avery Prof. & Mrs. J. Crawford Marika & Ronny Pock Mr. & Mrs. B. & L. Li Ms. P. Nevill Mr. E. Hudson Stephen Pheasant Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. P. Gilliver Mr. A. Alford Miss L. Pelham Mr. H. Thompson Ms. N. Gallagher Ms. S. J. Davies Dr. & Mrs. N. Assimis Prof. Peter Richards Ms. A. Kalbe K. Assimis Mr. & Mrs. D. Briggs-Fish Mr. A. Cooper Dr. & Mrs. F. Grifﬁth Dawson Mr. R. Landau Brian, Jo, Tracey & Kersty Snewin Mr. & Mrs. J. Forsyth Mr. N. Landau P. A. Brooke-Turner Lord Catto Mrs. S. Del Monte nee Landau Mr. K. Capper-Johnson Lady J. Catto Prof. Sir Elihu Lauterpacht The Hughes Hall Graduate Law Mrs. C. Mason Ms. A. Skenner Society Mr. D. Floudas Mrs. W. Cooke Heleanna Vlastara L. A. Wilson 3 Fun Ways To Fundraise • Green Coffee Coop (GCC) – George Holt hosted his (minimum of $25 per person) who attended the event at second fundraiser for Coffee Kids on the GCC website Mark’s home. “These are great events that give a good forum page, www.greencoffee.coop, and raised $361. exploration of quality coffe to people off the street,” says Running from May 1-30, 2006, each participant donated Prince. “We’ve run the Brasil and Columbian events so $10 to Coffee Kids for a chance to win three great prizes. far, raising $175 and $150 at these events, and have more planned throughout the year. Attendees are told about • Aromas Inc., Huntsville, AL – Donated $307.24 to Coffee Kids and encouraged to visit the website and learn Coffee Kids through their “Customer Loyalty Program,” more about your efforts.” in which customers collected points for their purchase and instead of redeeming them for free beverages or • The Tri-County Technical College Spanish Club, whole bean coffee, they donated them back to Aroma. Central, SC – Held a fundraiser to raise awareness and to Aroma converted them into cash (6,000 points in all) give back to the growers of coffee. Faculty, staff and stu- for Coffee Kids. dents enjoyed various coffee drinks and in return donated $123.70 to Coffee Kids. The coffee was donated by Turtle • Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co., Denver, CO – Hosted an art Creek Coffee Roasters, Columbia, SC. Dana Leighton, a show in May in which the house commission of $241.20 Coffee Kids member, donated the espresso machine, as was donated to Coffee Kids. well as chocolate and ﬂavored syrups. Kari Daus, another Coffee Kids member, is the club’s faculty advisor. • CoffeeGeek.com – Mark Prince gathered a bunch of “CoffeeGeeks” in the past few months to sample the top • Eric Svendson, Silver Spring, MD – Sells espresso coffees from various Cup of Excellence (COE) auctions, machine calibrators online and requests that each buyer as a way to raise money for Coffee Kids (CK), and con- contributes $15 to Coffee Kids. Please check out sumer awareness for both CK and for the COE program. Eric’s site at: A requested donation for CK was made by the participants http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic. Thanks A Latte • Coffee to the People, San Francisco, CA: $335 in staff • Students at Asbury Elementary School, Denver, CO: tips. $700 for our scholarship program in Costa Rica, by holding an Art Show at Kaladi’s Coffee Shop in Denver. The stu- • It’s a Grind, Long Beach, CA: $98 in tips from the fran- dents sold prints and valentines that they designed. chisees, accrued while they were attending Java Univ. • DaVinci Gourmet, Seattle, WA: Kindly offered to display • Murky Coffee, Arlington, VA & Washington, DC : $490 our brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials on their Anniversary, $245 from staff tips and the rest at the 2006 Coffee Fest & Dessert Expo in Las Vegas, NV, matched by Ryan & Nick of Murky Coffee. June 9–11. • High school students at La Salle High School, Milwaukie, • The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE): OR: $887 by selling bags of Coffee. Carrie Owen, La Sal- Provided a table for Coffee Kids at the SCAE World Spe- le’s Spanish teacher, combined her curriculum of the UN cialty Coffee Conference, May 19-21, in Bern, Switzerland. Human Rights Declaration and social concerns in Central Many thanks to Betty Atwood, SCAE Sales Administrator, America into a fundraising lesson for her students. Longbot- for all her help coordinating the materials for the table. tom Coffee (a longtime donor) suggested Coffee Kids as the recipient. A huge thanks to the students, Carrie Owens, her • GTECH Corporate Communications, West Greenwich, colleagues Jim Ruppa and Lisa Moran, and to Longbottom. RI: $250.00 to Coffee Kids on behalf of employee Shannon McHale. Shannon spent over 25 annual hours raising money and awareness about Coffee Kids. 4 What’s Brewing At Coffee Kids Pamela Walter William J. Allen - New Board of Directors Member We are honored to welcome William J. Allen to our Board of Directors. Throughout a career Pamela Walter of over 35 years, Bill has been an innovative and strategic leader in the philanthropic and nonproﬁt As we bid sectors. Bill has worked as an advocate for the poor Chipper Harris in many capacities, including leading efforts to suc- a fond farewell, cessfully reform welfare legislation in Rhode Island. we welcome He has held senior management positions with Pamela Walter as our new United Way in Broome County, New York (1971- Membership Administrator. 1973); Portland, Maine (1973-1977); and he served Pamela comes to us from the as Executive Vice President of Community Services Santa Fe Humane Society where (1977-2004) at the United Way of Rhode Island. she worked in the Membership Currently he is an adjunct assistant professor of public policy at Brown Uni- Department. This experience as versity and a lecturer at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and well as her years of administrative Providence College. In addition, he serves on the boards of Butler Hospital, background, are a tremendous as- RI Kids Count, Library Board of Rhode Island, and the Women’s Develop- set to her new role at Coffee Kids. ment Corporation. He is also president of the board of Amos House and chair She also worked as a Technical of the RI Service Alliance. Bill and Amabel Allen have two daughters and Designer while living in Seattle, live in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Coffee Kids is fortunate to have this op- for 18 years, and has been play- portunity to work with Bill and to learn from his outstanding experience. ing as an artist for many more. Pamela is very happy to be a part of Coffee Kids. Green Beannie Coffee Kids would like to extend a special thanks to Roxanne Darling & Shane Robinson of Barefeet Congratulations to Mona Blaber, Coffee Kids Studios in Honolulu, HI, and Jamie Michael of 24/7 Board of Directors member, on the arrival of her in Santa Fe, NM for their ongoing support of “healthy and happy” baby girl, Natasha. designing, conﬁguring and maintaining our computer and technical infrastructure. Continuation of page 1 Everyone re-grouped and chose a new improved location to their faces and hear in their voices that they were far from dis- build a module. Project participants again gathered and pro- heartened. In fact, they were excited to keep trying. Their will- cessed the materials and planted new mushroom seeds in their ingness to persevere until they had their harvest was more than new home. I want to emphasize that this is not a simple or fast impressive; I was truly inspired by their motivation. We have all process. It involves gathering the waste materials from the ﬁelds, confronted a time when perseverance was the best solution, yet chopping the materials into smaller, more manageable pieces, we haven’t always chosen to persevere. Having seen (and tasted) boiling them for sterilization and planting the seeds in a sterile the successful harvests from the neighboring communities and environment. Any amount of contamination that enters in any the possibility of having a new, permanent and nutritional food of these steps will mean the mushrooms will not grow. This source for the family, proved to be an exceptionally motivating time around, however, the mushrooms sprouted and began to force for the people of San Francisco Jacona. I was humbled that grow and an actual healthy harvest was well on its way. Unfor- the people I met appreciated our support and our willingness tunately a local wild animal called a Tlacuache discovered the to not give up on them. It provided me with the opportunity to food source and forced its way into the module and ate the entire remind them that they are not alone in their struggle; that thou- harvest! sands of Coffee Kids supporters are behind them and care about the success of their project. And it reminded me that persever- When I met the people in San Francisco Jacona I could see on ance signiﬁes hope, and together it changes lives. 5 Coffee Kids & Supporters Shine At SCAA 2006 This year’s Specialty Coffee tured speaker on the panel “Social & Environmental Market- Association of America ing: Walking the Fine-Line between Awareness & Exploita- (SCAA) trade show served tion,” and he also spoke at the session on “Enhancing Your as a major gathering place Career with Coffee: Exploring Avenues for Career Growth.” for the coffee industry and Coffee Kids’ Executive Director, Carolyn Fairman, together for Coffee Kids. Held in with our partners Anabella Meneses Hernéndez, owner of Charlotte, North Carolina, Finca Santa Felisa in Guatemala, and Clara Palma, coordina- from April 7th- 10th, the tor at Self-managed Development (AUGE) in Mexico, led SCAA provided us the the panel “Working Toward Equality: Integrating Women’s opportunity to meet with Voices from Origin to the Board Room.” In addition, long-time supporters as well as to meet new friends. Both at Carolyn spoke about the importance of working with the Coffee Kids’ booth and at our annual reception, Coffee women at the panel Kids’ supporters learned about our current programs and “Connecting Women through Col- welcomed Carolyn Fairman as the new Executive Director. laboration, Community-Building Numerous fundraisers were held to support Coffee Kids over & Dialogue.” the weekend, evidence of the growing recognition of Coffee Kids’ long-term commitment to coffee farmers and their Heartfelt thanks to the scores families. In the picture above, Bill Fishbein and Rick Pey- of supporters who donated their ser are taking their turn manning the Coffee Kids booth. time and resources to Coffee Kids at this year’s SCAA! Coffee Kids also participated in several panels to share our experiences and insights. Founder Bill Fishbein was a fea- Anabella Meneses Hernéndez Peter Guiliano & Cindy Chang of Counter Culture Carolyn Fairman Clara Palma and José Luis Zárate The Coffee Kids Reception held at the SCAA Trade featuring the inauguration of the Coffee Kids/AUGE Show and Conference each year has become one of the Education and Training Center in Veracruz, Mexico. most popular events of the year for Coffee Kids and a Clara Palma of AUGE also shared a few words about the featured event at the trade show as well. Counter Cul- dynamic programs in Veracruz, Mexico. Rick Peyser, ture Coffee sponsored this year’s reception, which was Coffee Kids Board of Directors’ President concluded the attended by close to 300 people, many of whom were presentations. unable to squeeze in the room but held their own mini-re- ception outside in the hallway. The reception was held as Past reception sponsors include Panache, Green Mountain the exhibits began to close on Saturday. Food and drink Coffee Roasters, Dunkin’ Donuts, Batdorf & Bronson provided by Counter Culture Coffee provided a well and Coffee Exchange. Sponsorship costs $7500, of deserved respite for the tired attendees. which a minimum of $2,500 is designated for projects at origin. Interested in sponsoring next year’s Coffee Kids Counter Culture Roastmaster Peter Guiliano made a com- Reception at the SCAA trade Show in Long Beach, pelling introduction. Bill Fishbein, Coffee Kids Founder, California? Contact Coffee Kids Executive Director, introduced Carolyn Fairman as Coffee Kids’ new Ex- Carolyn Fairman, at Carolyn@coffeekids.org or ecutive Director followed by a brief video presentation call 505-820-1443. 6 Fundraisers And Tours At The SCAA 2006 The following companies went out of their way to host fundraisers for Coffee Kids at the SCAA 2006 Allied Service Committee for the 2006 SCAA Confer- ence held its ﬁrst ever T-Shirt Auction at the Welcome Reception and raised over $3,000. Organized and coor- dinated by Sue Rauda of Espresso Supply, Inc., the goal Max Crema’s Espres- was to raise money and awareness for various coffee so & Coffee Bar not related charities. Seventeen coffee shops donated t-shirts only raised money to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and each t-shirt for Coffee Kids at the represented a speciﬁc coffee-related charity. The fol- auction, but through lowing coffee companies chose to represent Coffee Kids a promotion at their with their t-shirt donation: booth, also raised $3,140 for us. • Chaos Roasters/Caroline Coffee Roasters Praxis International donated a roaster for a drawing at • Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company the Roaster Guild Reception. The event drew in close to • Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters $2,000 for Coffee Kids! • Coffee Labs Roasters • Max Crema’s Espresso & Coffee Bar Bongo Java Roasting Co., hosted a “Bingo Hold ‘em” • Paciﬁc Bay Coffee Company & Micro Roaster poker tournament at their booth, in which winners were • Easy Chair Coffee Shop to receive 50 lbs of coffee if they were a coffee retailer, and a $100 donation to Coffee Kids in their names if The most money paid for a single t-shirt at the event, they were not. The winners were Daniel Hickey from All came from Mike Love of Coffee World Coffees (Middlesex, NJ) Lab Roasters, who donated $250 and Adria Lambert from Bongo to Coffee Kids. We would like to Java. The real winner was Cof- extend our gratitude to Sue Rauda fee Kids, having received a $200 and to all the participating retailers donation. and successful bidders who chose Coffee Kids. Coffee Kids staff Mary Bellman & Suzanne Garney at the T-Shirt Auction display Coffee Kids honored to receive S&D tour While in North Carolina for the SCAA conference in April, Coffee Kids had the tremendous honor of receiving a personal tour of the impressive S & D facility. Brian Bradley guided us through the ofﬁces and plant, show- ing us the intricate systems in place in their elaborate production process. It was a pleasure to meet Ryne and Alan as well as so many of the amazing staff who taught us about their areas of expertise in both coffee and tea. It was especially inspiring to learn about the incredible history of S & D and their tremendous growth since they were founded in 1927 as a coffee roaster to local grocers. Thank you for this fantastic opportunity and for your sup- port and commitment to Coffee Kids and all of the coffee-farming commu- Brian, Carolyn, Chipper nities with whom we work. 7 Fresh From The Field By José Luis Zárate & Juliette Harding Our program staff was recently in saving stoves, and honey Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico visit- production, beneﬁting an ing our partners Center of Support average of 615 families. for the Popular Movement of Oaxaca ICSUR is working on an (CAMPO) and Research and Training edible mushroom project ������ of the Southeast (ICSUR). CAMPO is that beneﬁts 40 families developing a highly diversiﬁed project in the Zoque jungle in that includes worm composting, wood- Chiapas. ������ ������� Our trip to Santa Cruz Tepetotutla, in the isolated mountains of Oaxaca, started with a two-hour drive along an endlessly curving road. The damage from Hurricane Stan a year ago was still visible, indicating the difﬁculty of reconstruction in this region. Pedro Osorio Martínez, one of the main represen- tatives of the community, is also their best worm compost producer. He has an enormous range of experience as leader, town ofﬁcial, coffee producer and indefatigable natural researcher. He enjoys experimenting with new combinations of material to feed the worms, in an effort to create the highest quality compost. Carolyn and José Luis visited a kitchen where a wood-saving stove had been built. The community is being educated about the beneﬁts of these stoves in the protection of human health and the environment. 8 One of the most exciting moments of the trip came during our visit to an apiary. This peaceful place, a 30 minute walk from town, suddenly ﬁlled with the surprising noise of thousands of tiny wings, as the beekeepers informed us that bees can smell the adrenaline in human perspi- ration. They obviously smelled something on our Program Coordinator José Luis, who they dive-bombed and managed to sting twice. At 14, Erika García Antonio is the youngest beekeeper in the group. She has no fear of bees and sometimes works among the hives without the protection of gloves or shoes. Her school friends want her to teach them about beekeep- ing, and she has been encouraging them to build their own beehives. Maria Luzneida Flores of Santa Cruz Pantepec, heads a group of eight people (four men and four women) in the mushroom cultivation project. We visited her at the end of our trip, and [though she was visibly nervous at ﬁrst] she spoke proudly of the group’s work. She concluded her talk by saying, with a touch of amazement, “Thank you for coming so far just to see us; this visit was like a dream for me.” During our visit to Chiapas we stopped at the ICSUR ofﬁce for a media presentation about their mushroom production project. In the photo from left to right: Erubiel Hernandez Rojas, Executive Director of ICSUR; Carolyn Fairman, Executive Director of Coffee Kids; Arturo Tello, Coordina- tor of the edible mushroom project; and José Luis Zárate, International Program Coordinator of Coffee Kids. Our visit to Chiapas started with a delicious breakfast in the house of Señora Maria Gómez, which featured oyster mushrooms prepared in three different ways — with scrambled eggs, in tomato soup, and in vegetable soup. 9 Voices From The Field Coffee Kids Partners: CAMPO - Santa Cruz Tepetotutla, Mexico ADESPA - Paraxaj, Guatemala Erika Garcia Antonio, 14 Maria Chicay Cujcuj, 45 Youngest member of the bee-keeping group Participant in the literacy group I like doing this work, and Today, as we reviewed the In the morn- I feel good working with beehives, the bees stung my ing, the first the other people here. I like toes. They do sting some- thing I do is them and also want to learn times, but I enjoy this work tidy up the and be part of the team. and even enter without a house. Then I They are teaching me, and mesh veil. In fact, I went sell food be- I go with them [to the api- into the apiary on my first cause we are ary (bee yard)] whenever day wearing shorts! very poor, I can. Sometimes I don’t and I want have time because I attend Other people my age say to be able school where I’m in the they also want to work in to help my eighth grade. bee-keeping, but at the children who same time they are afraid. are in school In ten years, I would like to They want me to teach to get ahead be improving both for my- them when I’ve learned in life. I sell self and also to help other more about this work, mangos, people. There are twelve because they want to have oranges, and other daughter, who is 18, children in my family, and a bee-keeping project at fried fish at the elementary finished high school even counting my parents we school. school. My husband works though it was slow going... are fourteen. I have three in the mountains as a day my other kids are studying younger siblings. My par- laborer. He earns very too. We all have to struggle ents work in the fields and little, and I need to help to look out for the well-be- five of my brothers are in him to put food on the table ing of our children. the United States working for our children. in a tomato packing plant. It’s fun to be among the My goal is to learn to read group because I learn from and write because my the others. This is where parents didn’t send me to we met, and I’ve gotten school as a girl because along with everyone. I they were very poor. That’s know I can make a better why even though I’m older, life, and I also ask God to I want to learn to read and open our minds to learn to write to have a better life. read and write and to have My oldest daughter didn’t patience with us. go to school because she grew up with her grand- mother. My oldest son fin- ished sixth grade, and my 10 � ������������� � ��������������� Coffee News, F. Gaviña & Sons Newsletter, July/August 2006, “Hot Topic,” � ������������������� by Lisette Gaviña Lopez. � ����������������� Fresh Cup, May 2006, “Changing for the Better: Organizations improve the lives of coffee farmers ����������� ��� and their families,” by Jodi Helmer. � �������������������� The Morning Cup (Daily SCAA Conference News), April 7-9, 2006, various articles promoting � ������������������� Coffee Kids at the SCAA. � ��������� Thedailygrind, Redcup Coffee Newsletter (UK), “Do it for the children.” � �������������������������� The following publications highlighted DaVinci’s record $175,000 contribution to Coffee Kids: Barista Championship Program, SCAA 2006 Coffee Retailer, May 2006 Coffee Talk, May 2006 Roast Magazine, July/August 2006 Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, March 2006 The following publications have generously donated ad space to Coffee Kids*: � Barista Championship Program, (SCAA 2006) � Coffee Almanac (Fresh Cup), June 2006 � Coffee Trend Magazine, April 2006 � Coffee Magazine, 2006 SCAA Edition � Coffee & Cocoa Int’l, April - July 2006 � Coffee Talk, April 2006 � Espresso Magazine, Spring 2006 � Fresh Cup, April - August 2006 � Roast Magazine, April & July/August 2006 � S. Press. O Magazine, April & June 2006 Many, many thanks for your generosity and support for helping us get the word out! *Please note that this list reﬂects publications received April - July 2006 11 Donor’s Circle We are grateful to our Beantrees Drive-Thru Coffee (CO) Estate Coffee (Denmark) Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters (Canada) Beantrees Organic Coffee Company (CA) European Roasterie, Inc. (MN) Millcreek Coffee Roasters (UT) ongoing major donors Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup (OR) Excelco Trading Company (NY) Mira (NM) Benbow’s Coffee Roasters (ME) F. Gavina & Sons, Inc. (CA) Mojocoffee/ Scott’s Fresh Roast (Taiwan) Aramark Canada Ltd. (Canada) Blue Star Coffee Company (Ireland) Fabiano’s Coffee Roasting Company (CA) Moka Joe Inc (WA) Batdorf & Bronson/Challain Inc. (WA) Bongo Billy’s (CO) Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop (PA) Moledina Commodities, Inc. (TX) Boston Stoker, Inc. (OH) Bongo Java/Fido (TN) Filterfresh Bluegrass (KY) Monkey Joe Roasting Co, Inc. (NY) Buckmaster Coffee Company (OR) Boot Coffee Consulting & Training (CA) Filterfresh Corporation (MA) Monsanto Matching Gift Program (FL) Caribou Coffee (MN) Bridgehead (Canada) Filterfresh Piedmont (NC) Mont Blanc Gourmet (CO) Caribou Coffee Charitable Foundation (MN) Bridgeview Coffee (KY) First Colony Coffee & Tea (VA) Montana Coffee Traders (MT) Coffee Bean International (OR) Bunn Corporation (IL) Flavor & Fragrance Specialties (NJ) Moon Monkey Cafe & Bakery (IL) Coffee Exchange (RI) Buzz-Thru Espresso Bar (OH) Flavour Café & Lounge (NY) Morning Brew Cafe & Coffee House (NY) Counter Culture Coffee (NC) Café Badilatti (Switzerland) Flying M Coffee (ID) Mother Earth Coffee Company (KS) DaVinci Gourmet (WI) Café Campesino (GA) Frederick M. Peyser Jr. Foundation (VT) Mountain View Coffee Roasters (VA) Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (MA) Cafe del Mundo (AK) Fres-co System USA, Inc. (PA) Muddy Waters Coffeehouse (NC) Food Brands Group Limited (England) Cafe del Sol (IA) Friedrichs Coffee (IA) Mueller Marketing, Inc. (IN) Fresh Cup Magazine/NASCORE (OR) Café Imports (MN) G Tech Corporation (RI) Murky Coffee (VA) Gillies Coffee Co. (NY) Café Novo Coffee Roasters (CO) Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc. (PA) N.J. Douek & Sons, Inc. (Canada) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (VT) Café Pasqual’s (NM) GC Custom Services (NY) National Penn Bancshares Inc (PA) Java Jacket, Inc. (OR) Cafemakers LLC (HI) Great Plains Coffee Roasting (SD) New Harvest Coffee Roasters (RI) Java Republic (Ireland) Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Co. (UT) Green Fields Market (MA) Northwest Specialty Coffee, LLC (WA) Java Trading Co. (WA) Caffe L’Affare Ltd. (New Zealand) Grinds Coffee & Tea House Company (CA) Novo Coffee House LLC (CO) Kerry Food & Beverage (WI) Caffe Ladro (WA) Grounds for Change (WA) Nutricurean Inc (PA) Longbottom Coffee & Tea (OR) Camano Island Coffee Roasters (WA) Groundwork Coffee Company (CA) Ohori’s Coffee, Tea, Chocolate/ Caffeine & Matthew Algie (UK) Capital Coffee Company (England) Gulf Winds International, Inc. (TX) Co (NM) Oregon Chai Inc. (WI) Capitol Grounds Café & Roastery (VT) Happy Trails Café (WV) Old Port Trading Company (FL) Paragon Coffee Trading Co. (NY) Capresso Inc. (NJ) Harry J. Acer Company Inc. (NJ) Olson Communications, Inc. (IL) Paul Newman Charitable Giving (CA) Caravan Coffee (OR) Harry’s Roadhouse (NM) Omar Coffee Company (CT) Peet’s Coffee & Tea Corporate Ofﬁce (CA) Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Company (AL) Heritage Coffee Company (AK) Orient Congregational Church (NY) Putumayo World Music (NY) Casteel Coffee (IL) Hobo Ed’s Espresso (PA) Orijiro (CA) S & D Coffee Incorporated (NC) Central Coffee Co., Ltd. (VA) Holland Coffee Inc. (CA) Orpha’s Coffee Shop (NJ) Schooner Foundation (MA) Chris’ Coffee Service (NY) Holy Spirit Espresso (NM) Paciﬁc Bag Inc. (WA) Sloat Brothers Ltd (OR) Chronicle Books (CA) Home Depot Matching Gift Center (FL) Paciﬁc Bay Coffee (CA) Specialty Coffee Association of America (CA) Cibo Espresso Australia (Australia) Home Page Caffe (MT) Paciﬁc Coast Coffee Traders LLC (OR) Starbucks Coffee Company (WA) Cimmerian Coffee (VA) Houston Jewish Community Foundation (TX) Paper Tiger (NM) Stormans Inc (WA) Citigroup Matching Gifts Programs (NJ) HP Employee Charitable Giving Program Paperback Writer (VA) The Jaffe Foundation (MA) City Plaza Espresso Cafe (Australia) (DC) Paramount Coffee Company (MI) Van Houtte Inc. (Canada) Coastal Caffeine Company Inc. (VA) Hubbard & Cravens Coffee (IN) Partners Check Printing (CA) WB Law Coffee Company (NJ) Coffee & Cocoa International (England) Hudson Valley Coffee Roasters Inc. (NY) Passion Café (TX) Wild Oats Market (NM) Coffee & Tea Warehouse, Inc. (WA) Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters (MT) Paul Delima Coffee (NY) Coffee Break Roasting Company (OH) I’ll Get It Done Services (Canada) Pearl St Bagels, Inc. (WY) Coffee By Design (ME) Indigo Coffee Roasters, Inc. (MA) Peerless Coffee and Tea Company (CA) Thanks to our new supporters Coffee Cartel (MO) InFusion - A Coffee & Tea Gallery (PA) Performance Food Centers (PA) and recent contributors! Coffee Express Co. (MI) Instinct Films Inc. (Canada) Phillips Emporium & Coffeehouse (PA) Coffee Holding Company, Inc. (NY) Integrity Express (CA) PJ’s Coffee and Tea - Jefferson Highway (LA) Coffee International (FL) Interamerican Coffee, Inc. (TX) Praxis International Inc. (NJ) New & Continuing Coffee Labs Roasters (NY) INTTRA Corporation (CA) Premier International (OR) Business Members* Coffee Mania (NY) Island Joe’s Gourmet Coffee (FL) Prima Coffee Service Ltd (England) Coffee Masters, Inc. (IL) It’s a Grind Coffee Franchise LLC (CA) Prime Time Cafe (CT) 1st in Coffee LLC (NJ) Coffee Obsession, Inc. (MA) J & S Coffee Company (KS) Raven Coffee House Inc (MI) A Southern Season (NC) Coffee Process Tech Corporation (TX) James H Woods Foundation (CO) Red Rock Roasters (NM) Acme Coffee Roasting Company (CA) Coffee Prophets (TX) Java Bob’s Coffee Roasting (CA) Redcup Ofﬁce Café Company Ltd (England) Addison Coffee Roasters (TX) Coffee Roasters of Las Vegas (NV) Java House (WI) River Path Coffee (IL) Advantage Financial Services (NM) Coffee Shop Manager - Redmond (WA) Java Jewels (FL) Roast & Toast (MI) Alaska Klondike Coffee Co. (MO) Coffee to the People (CA) Java Joe’s (NM) Roaster Direct (MN) Aldo Coffee Company (PA) Coffee, Tea, & Spice (Canada) JavaVino (GA) Rock City Coffee Roasters (ME) Allie Walker Designs (WA) CoffeeGeek.com (WA) JBS & Associates (CA) Rock Solid Coffee (MN) Alpen Sierra Coffee Co. (CA) Combustion Systems Sales & Service (WA) Jesus Mountain Coffee (CA) Rothfos Corporation (NY) Alterra Coffee Roasters (WI) Compass Group North America (NC) JL Hufford Coffee & Tea Company (IN) Royal Coffee New York, Inc. (NY) Amavida Coffee & Trading Company (FL) Cowhill Express Gourmet (TX) Jolta Java (AZ) Salt Lake Roasting Co., Inc. (UT) American Coffee Corporation (NJ) Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea (OH) Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co. Denver (CO) Salt Spring Coffee Company (Canada) America’s Best Coffee (CA) Cups an Espresso Café (MS) Ken Gabbay Coffee Ltd (Canada) San Antonio Coffee Roasters (TX) America’s Food Technologies, Inc. (IL) David’s Bagels (NY) Keurig Inc (MA) Santa Fe Baking Co. (NM) Ann Marie’s Coffee & Tea (WI) Daybreak Coffee Roasters, Inc (CT) Kicking Horse Coffee Company Ltd (Canada) Scooter Joe’s Inc. (CO) Applera Corporation (CA) DC Coffee Products (IL) Kind Coffee LLC (CO) Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church (WA) Arab Coffee Company Ltd. (Japan) Dilworth Coffee (NC) Knutsen Coffee (CA) Sierra Coffee (New Zealand) Aroma Coffee (Australia) Dominic’s Coffee Company (WA) La Mariposa Montessori (NM) Signature Brew Coffee Roasting Company Aroma Coffee of Santa Fe (NM) Door County Coffee & Tea Company (WI) La Salle High School of Milwaukie (OR) (NC) A’Roma Roasters & Coffeehouse (CA) Dovetail: Design & Construction Inc (CO) Larry’s Beans, Inc. (NC) Simply Yummy (NC) Aromas Inc. (AL) Dunn Bros - Bemidji (MN) Las Chivas Coffee Roaster - Eldorado (NM) Sisters Coffee Company (OR) Artista Gourmet (LA) Earthson Coffee Roasters Inc. (Canada) Lasater’s Coffee & Tea (TN) Six Degrees Coffee Service & Distribution Asbury Elementary School (CO) Elan Organic Coffees (CA) Lexington Coffee Roasting Co. (VA) (CA) Ashlawn Farm Coffee (CT) Emy J’s Coffee Shop (WI) Little River Roasting Company (SC) Soda Bay Coffee Company (CA) Associated Services Company (CA) Englewood Public Library (CO) Lodi Coffee Roasters (WI) Solberg & Hansen AS (Norway) Atlantic Specialty Coffee, Inc. (CA) Equal Exchange UK (Scotland) Lookout Joe (OH) St. Mary’s College Campus Store (MD) Atlas Coffee Importers LLC (WA) ESPO Entertainment/Coffee Bean Bears (FL) Lyons Inspired Vending (UK) Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, Inc. (OH) Auntie Crae’s Food Shop (Canada) Espresso Dell’Anatra (MO) Magnum Gourmet Coffee Products (MI) Stepping Stones for Life LTD (Canada) Autocrat Premium Coffee & Syrup (RI) Espresso Royale (MI) Mark Payden & Company LLC (RI) Sticky Fingers Bakeries (WA) Bagels & Beans (Netherlands) Espresso Specialists Inc. (WA) Max Crema’s Espresso & Coffee Bar (PA) Taylor Maid Farms (CA) Balzac Brothers and Company Inc. (SC) Espresso Supply (WA) Metropolitan Edison (PA) Teescoffeeshop.com (SC) Baratza (WA) Estabar (Australia) Microsoft Matching Gifts Program (NJ) Terra Bella, Inc. Organic Coffee (AK) 12 Donor’s Circle Thanksgiving Coffee Co. (CA) Adams, Debi Hill, Jonathan Robertson, Amber The Black Bear Micro Roastery (NH) Anderson, Gregory Hoffman, Andrea Robinson, Amy The Black Drop Coffeehouse (WA) Anderson, Kathleen Holt, George Rockhold, Jane The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Company Inc Arkell, Susan Hong, Noel Rodriguez, Enrique (Canada) Barber, Kathryn Ireland, David Romberger, Donna The Coffee Hag (MN) Barnett, Clint Jackson, Kristine Ronsheim, Ellice The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Barry, Michael Jarvis, Elaine Rudesheim, Dina (CA) Bellman, Marlene Jensen, Carsten Sachs, Lenny The Culver Coffee Company (IN) Berenson, Jeffrey Joshua, Myron Samuelsen, Kelly The Dripolator Coffeehouse (NC) Bevers, Gary Juda, Ed Sarringhaus, Rick The Easy Chair Coffee Shop (VA) Bircher, Brian Kane, Daniel Sawada, Hiroshi The Enchanted Nursery (TX) Blanchard, Casey Karon, Norene Schmidt, Terri The Espresso Affair (CO) Boardman, Andrew & Yiing Keating , Dennis Schooley, Caroline & John The Hot Chocolate Sparrow (MA) Bozarth, Ken Kemen, Mary Schuman, Henry The Ridge Coffee Roasting Company Bridge, Laura Kuphal, Lehea Shannon, Joe (Canada) Broin, Miriam & Robert Kwiatkowski, Lisa Shimkin, Michael The Roastery (MN) Bunting, Amy Lange, Stephan Sinone, Penny The Spice Merchant & Co. (KS) Buratti, Daniel Larson, Dennis Smith, Becky The Standard Coffee Service Company (LA) Caine, Condo Larson, Ginger Smith, Paul The Ugly Mug (MI) Cannard, Chris LeChevallier, Carrie & Georges Solomon, Gloria Toby’s Estate Coffee (Australia) Capps, Kathy Lee, Susan Spawn, Carol Turtle Creek Coffee Roasters (SC) Carnett, Mick Leighton, Dana Stanton, Bill Uncle Billy’s Bakery (IL) Carroll, Lawrence Liberman, Lyle Steel, Ian United Way California Capital Region (CA) Cavaseno, Richard Liebmann, Ann Stella, Aurelio Urth Caffe Corporation (CA) Chwilka, Agnieszka Luscombe, Ruth Struwe, Brett & Heather US Supply & Distribution (NM) Cohen, Jerome and Phyllis Lynn, Jonathan Svendson, Eric Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Company Conary, Scott Maiuri, Jay Temple, Tyler & Kelly (NY) Cooper, Steve Martin, Beth Teverow, Lee VICAM (MA) Cowan, Jason McManus, Jordan Towle, Ally Village Bean (NH) Cruz, Basia Menard, Carl & Laura Trant, Rick Vineyard Community Church (WI) Davis , Kim Merrelli, Janet Two Crow, Sole Visions Espresso Service (WA) Dearth, Steven Metzger, Robbie Unsworth, Katherine Vittoria Coffee P/L (Australia) DeMartini, Kirk & Marianne Meyers, Julie Van Alstine, Phil & Florence VJ Concrete Construction (PA) DeVries, Jerry & Judy Miceli, Lulo Velasquez, Julia Volcafe Specialty Coffee (CA) Di Ruocco, John Morris, Daniel Vickrey, Chris Volcanic Red Coffees (CA) Dial, Felix Morse, J. Michael Wardle, Mandy Wandering Goat Coffee Co. (OR) Donohoe, Liam Mullan, Elizabeth Weinstein, Philip Watkins Atchitect Ltd (PA) Eldred, Cheryl Murray, Thomas Weisman, Michael Whiting Coffee Co. (NM) Erickson, Breanne Novotny, David Weisselberg, Dianne Whole Latte Love (NY) Fairman, Mary Olmstead, Laura Wheeler, James & Rebecca Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Company (ME) Fell, Simon O’Sullivan, Kathleen White, Jonathan K Wilson’s Coffee & Tea (WI) Fishbein, Rose Padbert, Nancy Winans, Craig Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative (WI) Fleckenstein, Ann Palm, Tom Windham, Jada Z’s Divine Espresso (KS) Flockerzie, Loreen Palmehn, Morwenna Wolford, James Zaccardi’s (NY) Franks, Thomas G. Pastore, Patricia Wood, David Zanzibars Coffee Adventure (IA) Garney, Suzanne Paulsen, Virgil Wood, Paul Giovannucci, Daniele Pelleriti, Stephen Wood, Susan * Donations received July 2005 through Gold, Bonnie G. 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"Waiting For The Harvest"