We’re big fans of supporting good causes, and we recently posted about St Remio, who produce specially coffee that has a focus on giving back and empowering women.
After the genocide in Rwanda, around 1 million men were killed, leaving a gender imbalance. This led to the women of Rwanda in charge of running the coffee plantations. St Remio decided to get involved and funded the building of a Cupping Lab in Twongere Umusaruro (TUK). This has educated the female coffee growers in this region with skills to assist in coffee production. From learning how to taste their own coffee to improving their quality of beans so that they can gain a higher yield, they are now able to gain more of an awareness of information regarding the value of their product and coffee consumption in order to make informed decisions for selling their product.
St Remio has helped 1100 strong, females lead the Co-op of Cocagi, Rwanda. The program saw St Remio purchase 4 hectares of land for the group alongside 12,000 coffee plants and other seedlings allowing them to diversify their income while they are establishing their coffee plantation.
They are continuing to help by the purchase of additional 2 hectares of land, 8500 coffee plants, sunflower and banana plants, allowing the women to make money from the land while the coffee plantation is being established.
This world coffee day, on Thursday 1 October 2020, St Remio will be donating funds to continue to support and empower the female farming community in Cocagi, Rwanda.
Buy one of their products, ranging from the compatible Nespresso standard and compostable capsules, Nespresso®* to Expressi®*, Lavazza®* A Modo Mio®* to Caffitaly®* coffee pods as well as whole beans and ground coffee. There’s 500g bags all the way through to 1kg bulk coffee beans for those serious caffeine lovers. $0.50 from the sale of each box of capsules will be donated to the cause, as well as $1 from the sale of each bag of whole bean coffee.
The sale is valid for purchases at Coles supermarkets and online from their website.
Grab yourself a few boxes of this product and know you’re making a positive impact with your purchase. Well done to St Remio.