The Annual Roasters Guild Retreat Silent Auction is an opportunity for us to give back, as a community. Our beneficiary for the 2016 Silent Auction will be Coffee Kids. We encourage you to donate an item to the auction and then when we are all together at Retreat, the bidding fun will begin!

2016 Beneficiary: Coffee Kids

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.  In the 27 years since Coffee Kids’ inception, they have partnered with over 200,000 coffee-farming families in over 400 communities, and a 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 an independently run 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 still relies on the generous support of its donor community for program funding, and this funding can now go even further in reaching farming communities.