just coffee
 
"Just Coffee"
 
Are you willing to improve the problems of illegal immigration? You can help our Mexican neighbors by buying Just Coffee.
 Following is a reprint from Morning Cup, a monthly newsletter from Just Coffee.  
Just Coffee sells 100% organic, shade grown Arabica coffee, $8 per pound is competitively priced. Just Coffee verified within coffee shops and in grocery stores and determined that prices range from a low of $6.50 to a high of $14 per pound. This cooperative is not a charity, but a business that is providing a high quality product that is receiving a market price. Just Coffee is not the same as low priced coffees, in principle, quality, nor price.
A key concept with Just Coffee is that those who consume the coffee and those who produce the coffee will know one another and be in “right relationship” with one another. Just Coffee provides growers the opportunity to stay on their ancestral lands. The growers provide a high quality, good value organic coffee, and the consumer receives an excellent coffee at a fair and just price.
 In addition to growing the coffee, the toasting, packaging, and exporting of the coffee is done by members of the coffee growing cooperative who have migrated to Agua Prieta, thus creating additional good paying jobs in Mexico. The key profit generating steps in coffee marketing are the roasting and marketing of the coffee. That’s why we say that the difference is in the roasting!
 This relationship guarantees reasonably priced, excellent coffee produced by fairly treated growers for years to come.

For many across the world, coffee is something woven into our daily lives. We gulp it down with little thought as to whose hands it passed to get to us. More than a decade ago, several people living along the Agua Prieta/Douglas border saw coffee in a different way: as a potential solution for economically driven migration, one of the biggest crises affecting impoverished and rural communities in Central America and Mexico. The Presbyterian Border Ministry and others helped the farmers create a co-op. Now the farmers are able to sell the beans themselves to people like you and me.

This mission was particularly dear to the heart of Walter Blackledge (deceased) and Jean Blackledge. Jean and Walt directed the sales of the coffee at DPPC until the Mission Committee budgeted an amount and purchased the coffee each month to donate to other ministries like the Justice Center and the New Life Center. In this way, the same mission dollars that DPPC members donate to the mission is used to both purchase the farmer’s coffee and provide beverages to be served at ministries where needs are being met.  Everybody wins!

Read more about Café Justo at https://www.justcoffee.org/

Last Published: June 7, 2020 10:18 AM
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