Finding their own economic independence through coffee
Dorotee Uwimbabazi has spent her whole life on coffee farms, and she is still improving her farming practices. She recently discovered the benefits of planting shade trees in her garden; not only do they protect the coffee trees, but they also provide the perfect compost when they shed their leaves. "I think they have made my garden one of the best in my community," she beams.
Next time you take a sip of coffee, stop for a second and consider its origins. I have been working in coffee for many years and I discovered my passion for it beyond the aroma and taste by meeting farmers and coffee communities around the world. Millions rely on the beans for their livelihood. For them coffee is a way of life that runs generations deep.
From El Salvador to Washington DC, Nestlé coffee makes an impact
By Leo Aizpuru, Marketing Director, Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Nestlé USA
When I arrive at Nestlé’s office each morning, the first thing I do is get a cup of coffee. Some days, I kick off with Chameleon’s Nitro Cold Brew, while other days I sip a Nespresso latte. I’m a coffee lover. Marketing Nestlé’s Ready-to-Drink beverages is a dream job.
Several years ago, Eduardo Camarena thought he had lost everything. He no longer had a job, was going through a divorce, and had to move away from his children. He got so low that "even the sun couldn’t warm me".
Shortly afterwards, his grandfather passed away.
But Eduardo had one thing left to cling on to. A promise made to his grandfather that he would look after the family’s coffee plantation and make it successful.
Today, Eduardo runs a thriving coffee farm, is helping raise his children, and is a source of help and advice to other farmers in the region.
Take a trip back to the field to meet the coffee farmers growing Nescafé Taster’s Choice
Have you ever had the chance to explore a coffee farm before? Nescafé Taster’s Choice took a team of coffee-loving bloggers to Colombia to check out the *incredible* Nescafé farms growing high quality coffee.