One Tree Planted - Coffee and tree planting
Rwandan Coffee and Tree Planting
We are very pleased to be working with OneTreePlanted, a charity dedicated to reforestation around the world.
We've worked very hard over the last few years to reduce our CO2 impact. Some of our recent efforts including the purchase of a Loring S35 low emissions roaster, LED lighting in our roastery, an electric Nissan Leaf zero emissions business car, reusing packaging when we can and several other efforts to reduce negative impact on the planet.
For us this approach to reduction wasn't enough and we wanted to find a way to offset our CO2 emissions and to make a positive contribution to the planet. While trying to find the best way to do this we came across OneTreePlanted. The concept is simple, $1 plants 1 tree in a country of your choice. We noticed that they work with a womens co-operative in Rwanda located about 1 hours drive north of Bwishaza co-operative. The logical step for us was to come up with a way that we could contribute via the sale of our Rwandan relationship coffee.
After a bit of thought we decided that the best way to approach this was to keep it simple: For every 1kg of Rwandan coffee roasted and sold by Horsham Coffee Roaster we will donate $1 directly to the Gishwati-Mukura forest replanting project.
And that's not all, when we offer coffees from Kenya and Ethiopia we will be doing exactly the same but donating to the tree planting projects at the origin country.