As a philanthropic coffee roasting company, our mission is to artisan roast exceptional coffees and then use our profits to fund what we like to call "works of compassion." We do that both here in our Cincinnati community as well as abroad. Although we started specifically with an orphanage in Nicaragua, as those kids have grown up and aged out, we have moved to supporting the wonderful causes below!
Coffee Profits at Work Abroad
Outside of the USA we use our coffee profits to support needs in coffee producing nations. You can read more about this work here:
The Mercy Kids Northern Nicaragua
Caring for many of the Mercy children is a full-time job for their parents, creating a profound lack of resources. Hunger is a daily reality. Unfortunately, work in this rural area is limited and parents who have children with a disability have few resources for child care.
A huge percentage of Mercy kids have had access to no medical care. One of our major objectives is providing the therapy and medical care these kids need. Sometimes that requires expensive travel. Other times, it requires in home visits.
Kenya Kids Can is a ministry in the Rift Valley of Kenya. We partner with the local community to provide school lunches for children and construct solar powered computer centers to improve education and bring hope to needy students.
Kenya Kids Can operates solar-powered computer centers in public primary schools that often don’t have electricity or running water.
Kenya Kids Can is partnering with the local community to provide a simple hot lunch of maize and beans to primary school children. Locally this meal is known as githeri and it is a staple of the Kenyan diet.
Coffee Kids partners with communities to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit needed to protect the future of coffee farming. Founded in 1988, Coffee Kids was the first nonprofit within the budding specialty coffee industry dedicated solely to improving coffee farmers’ quality of life. Since Coffee Kids’ inception, they have partnered with over 200,000 coffee-farming families in over 400 communities, and a generous base of supporters from both within and outside of the coffee industry to empower farmers to improve their lives and livelihoods.
Coffee Kids started operating as a program of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America in 2015. Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which has over 250 staff within its network in countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia, providing deep and lasting support to coffee farmers and farmer organizations, many of which have worked previously with Coffee Kids. Coffee Kids relies on the generous support of its donor community for program funding, and this funding can now go even further in reaching farming communities with the support of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung based in Hamburg, Germany.
Compassion International- Rwanda
Each month Carabello Coffee supports two children in Rwanda. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.3 million children in 26 countries.
In addition, we regularly support our direct relationship farmers with additional contributions towards the improvement of operating their farms and unexpected needs as they arise.
Have Something You Want to Fund with Coffee?
We are always open to using coffee dollars to help fund other works of compassion. If you would like to use our coffee as a fundraiser for your organization or have something in a coffee producing community you would like us to consider funding, please contact us! Coffee@carabellocoffee.com
A Personal Message from Justin & Emily
Emily and I started Carabello Coffee with a commitment to pay better than fair trade prices to coffee farmers and improve the lives of the poor in coffee producing communities. To date, we have been fortunate to build meaningful relationships with coffee producers and charitable organizations in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, and have invested tens of thousands of dollars into those communities.
We believe all people are deserving of love, respect and dignity, and have always sought to treat our wholesale partners and everyone who walks through our door in a spirit of love and kindness. We trust that has been the experience you have had with us and all of our staff. If you hear something that sounds contrary to the experience you have had with Carabello Coffee, is not aligned with our mission, or conflicts with our Giving Back page, please do not hesitate to reach out to us personally.