One of the most powerful ways to combat this isolation and loneliness is to connect with others. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most simple and effective is to share a cup of tea or coffee.
Modern slavery and forced labor are two of the most pervasive and devastating human rights violations of our time. Modern slavery is a broad term that encompasses a range of exploitative practices, including human trafficking, debt bondage, forced marriage, and child labor.
As an eternal optimist I believe that peace is possible. As a realist, I know that collective peace requires more than one person's effort. However, I do believe that collective peace begins with inner peace.
I was the Director of Operations and Sustainability for Grace Farms Foundation when someone first told me about Certified B Corporations. It was explained simply that, "a B Corp is a business that 'does good' in the world, you know, like Patagonia."
"We are committed to sourcing the highest quality coffee that doesn’t come at an extra cost to our planet or the farmers that grow the beans. That’s why we are incredibly particular about where and from whom we source our coffees from."
This summer,Grace FarmsFoundation’s CEO and Founder,Sharon Prince, traveled with the Foundation’s Special Projects Liaison & Tea Expert,Frank Kwei, andGrace FarmsFoods Co-FounderAdam Thatcher, to India to visit the Fairtrade and organic tea suppliers that provide teas for the Foundation’s public benefit subsidiary,Grace FarmsFoods.
Unlike most women, the Berhnau sisters were encouraged by their family to become educated and start their own business. In 2013, three sisters (Mahder, Mahlet, and Hirut) started Dumerso Coffee with the purchase of their first sorting and washing station in the Dumerso region of Yirgacheffe.