by Glenni Lorick, IBCLC
At A Nurturing Moment we try to have a culture of doing what is right. We manifest that in many ways from our sliding fee scale for lactation services to our encouragement of local moms to take leadership in organizations like Share the Love and ICAN. Today we were able to take another step toward making a difference in the lives of families and particularly women!
We put a coffee machine from Rwandan Coffee to Go in our store! This is a wonderful win-win situation for everybody involved. For our moms, it offers some great drink options like chai tea, hot chocolate, mochaccino, latte, cappuccino, espresso or regular coffee at the press of a button. Each cup is freshly ground from the highest grade Rwandan coffee beans available. These are Grade 1 beans, not the Grade 3 or 4 beans that some coffee shops offer. After depositing your money (the most you'll pay for a cup is $1.25), your coffee is ground and brewed while you wait, and you get to choose the amount of sugar you want!
The best part of all, though, is that $4.00 of every single pound of coffee goes directly back to Rwanda to help rebuild this country that has been so torn by genocide. As you enjoy America's favorite morning drink, you can know that you are helping rebuild Rwanda with every sip. This fair market company was started by an Anglican pastor in Georgia who recognized a simple way that he could make a tangible difference in the lives of the people in Rwanda. He began a coffee company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda in order to help them provide for their families, while also bringing a top quality coffee product to the USA.
Drink coffee, Do good! When you really get excited about this delicious coffee and all the good it is doing, you might even decide to visit Rwanda yourself on a mission trip with other local believers who are committed to rebuilding the lives of the precious people in Rwanda! If you absolutely fall in love with this delicious coffee, you can actually buy it for your own at-home consumption locally. Ask us for more details!