Onelife projects Body cup of joe: china




12/01/2016 – 12/01/2019 Flexible team size. FLEXIBLE DATES. 14 days. $560 plus airfare, insurance, visa

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Coffee Carts: $15,000
– 5 carts @ $3,000 each

Shared Coffee Processing facility: $50,000
– Rent for quite some time = $30,000 ($10,000 every year)
– Roaster = $10,000
– Coffee huller = $2,500
– Drying slab = $2,500
– Cooling and heating for storage = $5,000

SCAE Certification courses of instruction for farm foremen: $20,000

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  • We recently stood a proper selecting several local believers who would like to attain the HH people (the area Muslim people group). The crowd made a decision to start a business and use local HH to function an espresso cart inside their community. The other day we met while using HH lady, Haimi, who’ll most likely be running the cart. We spent several hrs discussing the cart and sampling the coffee. She’s worry about running the cart by hand and may let’s hire a roofer to help her run the cart. Please pray that individuals can locate a great local Christian lady to help her. Pray that individuals will discover her now. We have already arranged a barista practicing next weekend.
  • To make sure that Haimi to make use of us she must have permission from our Imams. They agreed but have given her plenty of warnings. They understand we’re all Christians. They shared with her we are trying to proselytize her and so they want her to report regularly on their behalf. The Imams who lead the HH also provide requested Bro. J (the best option in the business the believers started) to fulfill together. Please pray for boldness for Bro. J while he prepares with this particular meeting!
  • Please pray for that barista training. Aside from Haimi, everybody who certainly are attending can be a believer. Hopefully to eat enough people educated to ensure that will outreach occasions in addition to place baristas in café’s regarding the country!


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Jon Engel: Tired of fair trade coffee. It tastes like ass and costs more than my usual Shop n save store brand or maxwell house. If it costs more, there is no incentive for the consumer and is thus uncompetitive and unsustainable in the market. \n

John Meinken: When you buy fair trade certified, you're getting an independently verified guarantee that the coffee meets certain basic standards in how it was produced and how much was paid to the people who produced it.  Much of the fair trade market is run by nonprofits who have a core mission to work for the well-being of the people they buy from.\n\nWhen you buy uncertified coffee, you get no guarantee.  Most of the non-fair trade market is run by corporations who are legally obligated to maximize profits for their stockholders.  Nothing wrong with that, but there's no reason to believe they will pay higher than market rate or be particularly concerned about how workers are treated on the farms that they buy from (or even that the farms are complying with the minimum wage laws for that country).\n\nAs with any agricultural commodity, higher quality product will fetch a higher than average price.  However, that average price fluctuates wildly, creating chaos for coffee farmers.  Right now, coffee prices are down 49% since 2011 and are expected to go lower.  Fair trade groups solve this problem by paying a minimum price regardless of what the market does.  I doubt in today's market that premium coffee farms are bringing in better money than fair trade farms.\n\nI was unable to find a single source on the internet verifying any of her claims about migrant workers.  However, even if she's correct, it would suggest a possible flaw in existing fair trade policies and not a flaw in the concept of fair trade itself.

chisapic: This sounds like rubbish to me. What is the alternative to Fair Trade? She says coffee which carries the "premium" label and is more expensive. But what does the premium label guarantee? Is it really better coffee? Are the workers really better treated and compensated?\n\nIt's not obscure what's behind Fair Trade label – better treatment and compensation of small farmers. Even with its flaws it has a principal.\n\nThe 'premium' label is only saying their coffee is higher quality, nothing else. When they state and campaign that their coffee is better for farm workers and the environment, then I'll consider choosing them, because they'll have to answer to the public if those statements are not true, much like Fair Trade.\n\nFor now, they're not embracing that principal and there's only Fair Trade and no other alternative I see in the stores.\n\nCoffee is not the only product labeled Fair Trade. For bananas, I have to choose between Dole, Chiquita or Fair Trade. By elimination of the companies I know for sure are damaging the environment, poisoning its workers with pesticides (Dole) and are behind dictatorships and the overthrow of democratic presidents (Chiquita), Fair Trade is the only alternative.

chisapic: I've been purchasing Kicking Horse Coffee and it has the fair trade label and I think is also the premium coffee being talked about here.

Paul Brown: Wow, I've never herd such a load of crap in my life.This video claims the "Poor" make more from a traditional premium roaster; however, when the fair trade roasters pay the "end of the chain landowners" 3-5 times what the premium roasters are paying the "landowners" how is it that the workers on those farms are getting payed more? The math simply doesn't add up. The more likely story is this video is propaganda sponsored by non fair trade roasters trying convince people there is no difference between the two in an attempt to drum up more sales.

Shaun Johnson: +Paul Brown\nWhen stated that these workers tend to have a higher wage and more stable work, I assume she not only bases this off her own decade of research, but also economic factors.  As a migrant worker on a premium coffee farm, more successful experience in balancing attention to detail and expedience when picking/choosing beans creates for the worker his own higher skill set, obviously desired with premium coffee.  When a business/land owner's demand for quality go up, so does a migrant worker's skill set, therefore the more successful workers' pay and stability.  I am simply providing economic factors and am neither supporting nor refuting the "Fair Trade" business.  I would recommend looking into her research to determine quality of content.

Robert H: Just because a landowner gets more money doesn't mean they have to pass that money on to their employees, silly goose.

caleb stone: Aren't minimum wage laws very poorly enforced and hence often ignored in many coffee producing countries?

Robert H: That seems likely. But how likely does it seem that the Fair Trade brand is better at monitoring those wages than the local governments?

Randsurfer: I'm guessing that most of the migrant labor on a coffee farm is done during the "picking" phase.    This implies that the premium beans with a longer growing period will be picked less often.  This then implies that there is less work for the migrant workers, meaning a surplus of workers.  Supply and demand then causes their wages to be lower.  This implies that everything this lady said is wrong.