Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …

Buriti and Cotton Hammocks

Made by the Yawalapiti indigenous tribe in Xingu Park, Brazil and brought to Brooklyn by Incausa

Brooklyn-based Incausa continues to work relentlessly on their mission to financially support, empower and preserve indigenous tribes in Brazil via unique social business endeavors. They are now working with the Yawalapiti for the first time, after Incausa founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira visited them at the Aldeia Multi Etnica event last summer. (He notes that the last census marked about 170 Yawalapiti people left in …

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co

Each pound of beans sold gives one pooch a second chance

One morning in Santa Monica, CA coffee-lover Jordan Karcher happened upon a dog adoption event. With no initial preparation or planning, he walked home that same day with a malnourished dalmatian Molly. Inspired by the positive impact Molly has had on his life since their fortuitous meeting, Karcher set out to help other pooches in need through his love for coffee with Grounds & Hounds. …