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Portland Roasting Coffee is working with Portland Global Initiatives and the Human Bean along with The Coffee Source to make a huge difference in the lives of 168 farmers in Colombia. Our objective is to produce a wastewater collection facility at every coffee farm (total: 168 farms) within the entire region of Caldas, Colombia.

A wastewater collection facility will lower the water consumption and wastewater throughout the entire region. This will make it easier for specialty coffee companies to purchase coffee that has been more sustainably produced.

More importantly, this will have a positive impact on hundreds of people in Colombia.

From our update as of February 5th, 2018

The project has completed 4 New Septic Tanks, 21 New Sanitary units, 15 Sanitary units repaired which equals 73% of the first year’s goal completed, the project year begins and ends in April. The project team visited Florencia community (which is in the Caldas region) and had a meeting with producers in order to share experiences and feedback about the project impact during year one.

This is a very large project and will take place over the course of 3 years, and while we are still working on this project we encourage those interested to donate to this cause. All donations will go directly to this project. Any amount helps.

Taylor Engel
Graphic Designer, maker of the very slyest memes