Together with Tesfaye, Menno initiated the building of a new school for the children in the Suke Quto area. Their parents are involved in the production of our Suke Quto coffee. We supported this project by donating Euro 5.000.
This is a selection of photos made by Menno, who took them on his many field trips to origin, while working on quality improvement with our farmers. These photos are for sale and we will donate the full profit to the Suke Quto school project.
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Since January 2017 we work hand in hand with The Refugee Company (TRC), an organization that connects refugees to Dutch companies and supports them setting up their own business.
We provide barista training trajectories, including two trainings a week, with a duration of 12 weeks. And with success; some of the graduated baristas ended up working at Bocca customers like Restaurant Merkelbach, Schinkelhaven and Hotel V. TRC is located in the Bijlmer bajes – local slang for “jail”- where they set up their own restaurant ‘A Beautiful Mess’ including a coffee bar. Worldwide coffee blog Sprudge, wrote an article about this project, to be found here.
Operation Cherry Red awards Ethiopian coffee farmers for hard work and innovation. Through the program’s 50 cents per pound premium, training and resource assistance along the entire process, farmers realize they have the means to produce stunning cup profiles.
We not only need quality coffees, but also volume and traceability—the same is true for farmers. We invest in transforming the supply chain and elevating Ethiopian coffee farmers when we share the story of Operation Cherry Red with an exceptional cup.