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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. 

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. 

2018

TANZANIA

We partnered with Portland Global Initiative (PGI), Acacia Hills Coffee Estate, and Java Jackets to bring clean drinking water closer to the homes of 2000 people in Tanzania.

2017

GUATEMALA

We partnered with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala to provide Healthy Home Kits for coffee farmers who work at Finca El Paternal farm. The kits included smokeless stoves, sanitary latrines, and purifying water filters for their homes.

2016 - PRESENT

COLOMBIA

We have 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 2022, we have completed all the work at the coffee farms and are beginning to work on a water treatment plan for the farm’s shared Coffee Mill.

2013

HONDURAS

We partnered with PGI and Water Brigades to empower the people of rural Honduras to have access to clean and sufficient water by tackling water issues in El Ojochal and El Junquillo communities in one of the hottest and driest regions of South Honduras.e donated construction supplies to build a primary school in The Kinjibi Tribe. The school serves children of workers at the Madan Estate, a longtime partner of ours.

2012

RWANDA

We partnered with World Vision to support their WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. We helped drill over 30 wells, rehabilitate 136 non-functioning wells, and trained 180K+ communities on sanitation.

2011

MALAWI

We worked on a water well project with Water for All. We provided funding for clean water wells, solar powered pumps, and a storage tank for the four school with the greatest need. The tanks also help promote proper hygiene.

2009

KENYA

Two rural Kenyan communities gain access to clean drinking water as a result of funds raised during the 2009 Walk for Water event in Portland. The once annual event, held in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day, called attention to the plight of millions of women and children throughout the world who suffer from a lack of access to water.

2008

EL SALVADOR

We worked with Tree for the Future, a nonprofit organization that plants trees in an effort to offset carbon output. 15,00 shade trees were initially planted for coffee growers in the Ucraprobex Cooperative in the Alpaneca region. We have continued to plant more tree to offset our carbon output.

2007

SUMATRA

We helped to rebuild an orphanage in Northern Sumatra to support children who lost their parents during their Civil War and the 2004 Tsunami.

2006

INDIA

We donated funds to the Opportunity School for the Deaf and Mentally Challenged near the Karnataka and Sethuraman Estates, to provide work skills training for the students.

2004 - PRESENT

COSTA RICA

Since 2004, together with The Coffee Source, we have been working together to find 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.

2003

PAPUA NEW GUNIEA

We donated construction supplies to build a primary school in the Kinjibi Tribe. The school serves children of workers at the Madan Estate, a longtime partner of Portland Coffee Roasters.