For our coffee concept ‘Fingerprinted’ we buy our sustainable coffeebeans trough the Efico Foundation from farmers based in Brasil, Ethiopia and Guatemala. In addition, part of the revenue is donated to this foundation to support development projects. Back in 2013 Hesselink Koffie adopted a very special project. With our support waterfilters have been bought for smaller coffee farms in Guatemala. Over 1800 people are now provided with clean water.
Globally there are approximently 900 million people, half of them children, whom do not have access to clean drinking water. This is also the case in parts of Guatemala where coffee farmers live in the countryside with their large families, without access to basic facilities and clean water. In the past polluted water was used, causing diseases. The current use of filters does not only provide clean drinking water, but also the amount of plastic bottles and firewood which would be used to boil the water in the past is brought back to a minimum.
For every kilogram of Fingerprinted coffee which has been sold, 25 cents goes straight to the foundation. For every 200 kilograms of sold coffee a new water filter can be bought. From the previous revenues 275 water filters have been bought and distributed in September 2013. The Guatemalan association of ‘coffee women’ (Majeres en Café Guatamala) takes care of the implementation of the project in Guatemala. They divide the water filters and educate the locals. The association is mainly concerned with creating chances for women in the coffee industry. Focusing on offering a better quality of life to the women and their families.