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In this post, Chris introduces us to the reasons he was drawn to the Eastern DRC and to one particular farming partner, Muungano.
February may find us buried under mountains of fluffy white snow here in Northern Michigan, but eventually spring will come, and every day brings us closer to May's big event: Run Across Congo.
As anyone who has ever tasted a super-strong cup of coffee will attest, not all flavors present in our beloved coffee bean are actually tasty.
After three years of working for Higher Grounds, I felt like I knew the story of Maya Vinic.
Today we had the privilege of visiting the Yachil cooperative.
We had the honor today to work closely with some people who represent a very intimate link to a huge volume of coffee that we work with on a regular basis: baristas and roasters of the Maya Vinic cooperative.
Not a cloud to be seen from the roof of Casa de Tomas this morning.
We awoke early to the din and clang of a community’s routine.
A four-hour drive south brought us to the 83-family community of Matias Castellano, the site of On The Ground’s newest water project.
San Cristobal adventures, day one.