Are we drinking coffee at the expense of 25 million coffee smallholders? Yes. Unfortunately, we are. The coffee price crisis proves that smallholders in origin are not receiving enough to make a decent living. Or as the SCA puts it;
Consistent low prices and pricing volatility, contribute to unsustainable livelihoods for coffee farming communities.”
First, we singled out 278 out-growers in Guji to investigate their incomes. The out-growers produced two washed coffee lots for our core-partner Tesfaye Bekele – the owner of the Suke Quto farm and washing station.
Tesfaye tracked the out-growers’ deliveries and payments they received. We collected this data and shared it with Fairfood – our partner who built a traceability platform.
I believe that more transparency will increase the income of the out-growers that deliver the coffee cherries.”
Fairfood is an NGO that strives to make supply chains sustainable for the people that produce our food. Besides campaigning, they focus on technology solutions that enable companies to make every supply chain transparent.
The platform will tell you who is involved in moving the Suke Quto coffee and what out-growers get paid. This will be the starting point to improve the lives of these 278 out-growers.
On the 30th of April, we will launch the living income platform and share the data with you. If you want to receive an instant update when this fully traceable coffee is available in our warehouses, sign up here.