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Presbyterian Coffee Project
Good coffee for a good cause
The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a special link between congregations and communities around the world. Churches can now reach out to neighbors overseas not only with the prayers and offerings we give, but with the goods and products we purchase. A warm cup of coffee (or tea) in our hands is perhaps the most tangible daily connection we have with farmers around the world. It represents warmth, hospitality, fellowship, hard work and life’s pleasures both fine and simple.
Buying fair trade through the Presbyterian Coffee Project ensures that more of the money we spend on coffee reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow it. Support small-scale farming cooperatives through the Small Farmer Fund, administered by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Order your coffee
The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a full line of fairly traded coffees (in bulk whole bean, packaged whole bean and drip grind, percolator grind and pillow pack varieties) as well as fairly traded teas, cocoa, chocolate bars, sugar packets and more.
Fair trade is good news
One answer for small-scale farmers is fair trade. Fair trade shares the bounty of the coffee trade with those who grow the crop, helping them build a better future for themselves and their communities. Through fair trade, farmers earn a fairer share of income, have access to services that are otherwise unavailable and gain long-term trading partners they can trust.
What your church can do
Coordinating the Presbyterian Coffee Project in your congregation is a fun and rewarding experience! It’s a great way to build fellowship among members of all ages and bring justice to coffee farmers around the world.
The basic way a congregation participates is to serve Equal Exchange during fellowship hour and church events. Many congregations take their participation steps further. We hope these suggestions and creative ideas will assist you in promoting fair trade and improving the lives of small farmers.