EFTC is very pleased to announce that it now has its very own Guatemalan coffee available to buy online from local Nottingham based partners Coffee Central. The coffee is grown by the Acatenango Cooperative, located in the Chimaltenango region on the slopes of the Acatenango volcano, the third highest volcano in Central America. Volcan de Acatenango is joined with the more active Volcan de Fuego which last erupted in June 2018 with devastating consequences for the local people and environment. EFTC’s School of Hope in Jocotenango is located only 20 miles away from the Acatenango Cooperative where this delicious coffee is grown and produced.
Partnership with Coffee Central
In 2019 Coffee Central teamed up with local charity EFTC to donate 20% of the profits from their Guatemalan coffee to the School of Hope. The money raised will support the education of children and young people in Jocotenango. The team at Coffee Central had been looking to support a charity like EFTC that was close to home, both to their team in Nottingham and to their suppliers in Central America. The team always looks to build close relationships with their local partners here in the UK and with the communities of their suppliers around the world.
Who are Coffee Central?
Coffee Central was founded by Managing Director Gavin Dow in 2003. It started out specialising in coffee equipment. However, in 2012 driven by a desire to supply only quality, ethically sourced coffee, Gavin took the decision to start toasting his own coffee in house. His aim was to make unique, speciality coffee accessible in the UK. Coffee Central now works closely with the UK’s best green bean importers to source top quality ethically sourced coffee from all over the world, building relationships with coffee producers and ensuring the farms they buy from are sustainable and profitable for the farmers and their workers.
In partnership with EFTC, Coffee Central are hoping to encourage more wholesale customers in the UK to stock their Guatemalan coffee. With a percentage of the profits they will sponsor the education and nutrition of students at the School of Hope. As well as sponsorship, some of their wholesale customers are hoping to hold their own fundraising events such as coffee tastings to raise funds for the School of Hope.
EFTC is very grateful to have the support of such a fantastic local business and we hope there are many more exciting things to come!
The Education for the Children Acatenango Coffee is available to order online via the Coffee Central website at https://coffeecentral.co.uk/coffee/guatemala-pena-roja/.