Jeff and Emily Brooks of Giv Coffee have spent time in missions work overseas, most recently on a servant team with Word Made Flesh in Bangkok, Thailand. It has been these experiences, seeing people in need, that has spurred them on to begin a new business that advocates for others upon their return to the United States. Currently, Giv Coffee donates $2 per bag to those in need, specifically back to a project within the growing region of the purchased beans. All proceeds from Sumatra bags go toward Word Made Flesh’s work in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tasting notes: Banana, Amaretto, and Caramel
Amount to WMF:
$2 of each Sumatra coffee bag sold goes to WMF Thailand
Price of bags:
$13.50Buy the coffee here
from Crop to Cup – the importer for this coffee
“The prime harvest from this year’s fly crop; one incredible Mandheling. Silimakuta is a small community in the Lake Toba region whose coffees have traditionally been sold as Mandehling. The KUD Cooperative – a once powerful organization (est. 1976) spanning thousands of members and a wide variety of crops – is only now rebuilding after a decade of mismanagement that led to its collapse in 2006. Their first crop back in action is coffee, and they are slowly building back membership, with the first 226 members just signed up (as of June 2014). The cooperative operates 10 member-owned buying centers (usually just at a farmer member’s home) which buy parchment at 40% moisture and handpick before delivering to a central drying and milling center in Saribou Dolok. Silimakuta is one of KUD’s four micro-regions, and is currently its largest volume and highest quality producer. The strong performance of Silimakuta farmers and collectors currently acts as a model for neighboring micro-regions (Purba, Pamatang Silimahuta and Dolog Silou). Just as you see Silimakuta on our offering sheet now, expect to see products from Silimakuta’s neighbors in the coming years.”