"You found a great cup of coffee... they found education."

Coffee: we all love it, and some of us need it to get by, but have you ever stopped to think about where all that coffee came from or who picked it? Sadly, in many coffee communities around the world children live impoverish lives lacking education, technology, and fun. Children are losing the ability to have a childhood and an education as we sip away to our cups of coffee.

Cup for Education is a non-profit organization that is helping poor, rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities, and assist in providing them with teachers and the basic tools needed to educate future generations of coffee farmers. Cup for Education has bettered the education of children in over eight countries through the implementation of schools, computer labs, libraries, playgrounds, and more.

“Perhaps we can make the world a little better with the power of the paper, pen, written word and our actions.” – Karen Gordon, Founder of Cup for Education

To learn more or donate to Cup for Education, visit or visit the Cup for Education booth at the festival.

All proceeds from coat check will go directly to Cup for Education. Cup for Education will also be sampling and selling their private blend of coffee.