As I sit here with a half dozen wildfires surrounding my home and the smell of smoke finding its way through the cracks in the doors and windows, I’m thinking to myself, we’re going to need more trees. When Twin Fin Coffee was launched earlier this year, Australia was on fire. Now I suppose it is our turn.
To date, we’ve supported the planting of over 400 trees with your help. Our partner, One Tree Planted, has received some great press over the last year for their efforts, making our choice work with them one we can be both confident in and proud of.
Of course, the environment isn’t the only thing under attack.
We recently made our first donation with the profits from our Nicaraguan coffee, The Boom, to Ticos y Nicas Somos Hermanos – a group that supports student refugees from Nicaragua. I had a chance to meet with some of these students last year in Costa Rica and their stories blew me away. Standing up to their government had cost them their safety and security as well as their homes.
As if that wasn’t enough, for the first time in their history our supplier expects that some coffee won’t be available as the effects of lockdowns due to the pandemic trickle through the coffee supply chain. So far we have been able to fulfill all orders in a timely fashion, and the fact that no disruptions occurred throughout this turmoil makes us feel good about our partner on that front. Oh ya, and people are loving the coffee too…
What a year! If anything, a great cup of coffee during a quiet moment or while chatting with a loved one has been a much needed source of comfort.
As always, if you have any questions about the coffee or the groups we are supporting please reach out any time.
Thanks for all of the support and please feel free to share to anyone you feel might be interested.
PS: Our subscribers are figuring it out. A regular subscription to have four or more bags delivered is the best way to get the cost of our coffee down – subscriber discount plus free shipping adds up to over 30% savings per bag over having one bag delivered!
PPS: If you’re a decaf drinker, or know one, you know that decaf drinkers are always on the hunt for a good decaf. The Chicama decaf is really amazing, and we’re getting nothing but great feedback on it.