Coffee Kids



Here at Chiasso we have been looking at ways we can give back to the Coffee community.  

We have found an organisation that really could benefit from donation support.  

Smallholder coffee farmers face a variety of challenges such as climate change, an inconsistent cash flow, an erratic coffee market, and inadequate access to land to produce enough to support a family.  The result is that the next generation is largely deciding that staying on the farm isn't worth their time. 

Through rural business workshops, Coffee Kids helps young farmers realize their full potential as part of the global coffee community. The trainings provide space where young men and women learn how to apply their creativity and ideas to develop productive enterprises in coffee within their communities. Topics include a broad business focus, such as managing the financial side of the operation, to coffee-specific, such as how to implement techniques that increase yield and bean quality.

By providing a seed capital fund over which young farmers are given collaborative decision making power, Coffee Kids simultaneously helps get community businesses off the ground and gives young farmers experience in making financial decisions. The rotating fund is replenished as businesses grow and thrive, giving young farmers a sense of how thriving businesses can lift up the entire community.