DOING GOOD & MAKING GOOD COFFEE
Since our founding in 1996, Portland Coffee Roasters has strived to make the world a better place. Every year we commit resources to a global project supporting a coffee community in need.
Your purchases have helped support community projects at all ends of the globe.
We are also grateful for the help and guidance we get from our City of Portland Sustainability Advisors.
Since 2004, Portland Coffee Roasters and The Coffee Source have been working together to fund a proper place to care for children of farm families working in the harvest, particularly migrant farm workers. The La Hilda daycare provides a general medical check, dental check, meals, and a playground.
Two rural Kenyan communities gained access to clean drinking water as a result of funds raised during the 2009 Walk for Water event in Portland. This annual event, held in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day and led and sponsored by Portland Coffee Roasters, calls attention to the plight of millions of women and children throughout the world who suffer from a lack of access to water.
Water well project with Water for All. With funding by Portland Coffee Roasters, clean water wells dug, solar powered pumps installed, and storage tanks erected for four schools with the greatest need. The tanks show instructions on proper hygiene.
Portland Coffee Roasters has been working with PGI, the Human Bean and The Coffee Source to produce a wastewater collection facility at all 168 coffee farms within the entire region of Caldas, Colombia. As of 2018, the project has completed 4 New Septic Tanks, 21 New Sanitary units, 15 units repaired.