Shopping Cart
Free shipping on orders $35+

Tips for a Cause, Finca La Esperanza

by Josh Lindstrom on

No penny put in our tip jar goes to waste. But, we don’t ever keep them for ourselves - we give them to worthy causes. For example, our tips from the past 12 months have been going to Finca La Esperanza, a farm in Guatemala that grows some of the beans we roast right here at Fika Coffee.

Aurelio Villatoro from Finca La Esperanza

Meet Aurelio Villatoro. He’s the farm manager of the twelve farms that comprise Finca La Esperanza in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Finca la Esperanza has been in the Villatoro family since 1956 when Aurelio’s father, Heleodoro, purchased it. At that time, the nearest washing station was 14 hours away and accessible only by mule. Aurelio’s father made construction of a washing station priority and, in the process of building it, forged the first paved road their community had access to.

With coffee as the catalyst, Heleodoro brought big, good change to the people of his community. As the current owner, Aurelio has diligently carried on this tradition of coffee as catalyst for change. He sees Guatemala’s coffee as an export that can have a radical, positive effect on his community. Every aspect of his twelve farms are rooted in that conviction. When we heard that he had undertaken the construction of a large storage building that would streamline farm operations and boost quality control, thereby upping production and opening doors for the betterment of his community, we knew we wanted to get on board.

The construction of the Villatoro Bodega Project has already begun. And we are excited to throw our efforts toward its completion. Our goal is to raise $10,000 and, with your help, we are doing just that. To date we have raised over $8,000 from that little tip jar. We think that’s pretty impressive for a little coffee shop in Lutsen.

So, when you toss a tip in our jar, know that you are not only showing appreciation for what we’re doing as a coffee shop, but for what Aurelio and his family of farmers are doing.

From all us at Fika Coffee and everyone at Finca la Esperanza: THANK YOU!

---

In March Colin and I (Josh) will be traveling down to Guatemala to check in on the Bodega Project, visit farms, taste & purchase coffee, and continue to build relationships with the families who are producing the coffee we are roasting and enjoying. Follow along with us on Instagram or Facebook.

---

Our past tip jar project supported coffee scouts in Burundi. To read more about the project (and to find out what a coffee scout is), check out Helping Our Brew to do More Good.

 

 


Older Post Newer Post


178 comments


  • I would without reservation recommend working with Advance ATM Card. I got my program blank atm card from them. They are the best hacking company so far, their email:  advanceatmcard@gmail.com   contact them and get hack card that is capable of withdrawing money from any atm machine and make a lot of money. THank you Advance ATM Card Company for helping me .  advanceatmcard@gmail.com WhatsApp number +33758779954

    Lauren Smith on

  • Get Back Your Scammed funds: A Tested and Trusted Way to Recover Stolen USDT – Captain WebGenesis.

    Have you ever fallen victim to a cryptocurrency scam? Feeling helpless and lost, with no idea how to reclaim your stolen funds? Look no further! In this gripping success story, I want to share how Captain WebGenesis helped me reclaim my stolen assets. I was taken advantage of $175,000 by an investment website, having put all my life savings I ended up being duped. Luckily enough Captain WebGenesis worked tirelessly on my case and was able to reclaim my lost assets.

    Contact Captain WebGenesis through;

    Email Add; Captainwebgenesis@hackermail.com
    Whats App; +1 (701) 314-2729.

    Learn More; Www.captainwebgenesis.com

    Mikael Johannes on

  • Get Back Your Scammed funds: A Tested and Trusted Way to Recover Stolen USDT – Captain WebGenesis.

    Have you ever fallen victim to a cryptocurrency scam? Feeling helpless and lost, with no idea how to reclaim your stolen funds? Look no further! In this gripping success story, I want to share how Captain WebGenesis helped me reclaim my stolen assets. I was taken advantage of $175,000 by an investment website, having put all my life savings I ended up being duped. Luckily enough Captain WebGenesis worked tirelessly on my case and was able to reclaim my lost assets.

    Contact Captain WebGenesis through;

    Email Add; Captainwebgenesis@hackermail.com
    Whats App; +1 (701) 314-2729.

    Learn More; Www.captainwebgenesis.com

    Mikael Johannes on

  • What if I hadn’t come across Cyber Genie Hack Pro while on the search for an expert who could help me reclaim my money after falling victim to a cryptocurrency broker on Telegram? If I hadn’t found them, was that how I would have lost almost a million bucks worth of Bitcoin? Getting to find a legit cryptocurrency recovery expert wasn’t an easy task either. The communication skills of Cyber Genie’s team were remarkable, their morale support and devotion to its client, their broad knowledge about the crypto market and hacks were outstanding, and more. After all these observations, I don’t need any seer to tell me that Cyber Genie’s team was the guy for the task. If you come across this review, please share it wherever you can, fraud victims need a guy like Cyber Genie Hack Pro to assist them in getting back their stolen money. Send them an email on ( Cybergenie (@) Cyberservices(.) Com ) or you can message them on WhatsApp (+*125/25/12/03/91) or visit their website (w w w (.) cybergeniehackpro (,) xyz/)
    Obrigado, CYBER-GENIE-HACK-PRO.

    Lennarson Mahler on

  • Someone who claimed to be from a reliable bitcoin exchange got in touch with me and requested my login information. Because I was stupid enough to believe them, they were able to take my bitcoin. I was inconsolable. I didn’t know what to do because I had lost a lot of money. I felt disappointed in myself and was embarrassed to explain what had happened to anyone. Then, though, I thought of your name: Hacking Program Schwartz Software . I was aware that you were my best option for getting my bitcoin back after reading about your work assisting Schwartz Software in recovering misplaced Schwartz Software. When I contacted you, you took my case right away. You never lost hope and were meticulous and professional. You put in a lot of effort to find the persons who had taken my bitcoin, and in the end, you were able to return it to me. Communicate to Hacking Program Schwartz Software :
    +1 205-390-1959
    hackingprogramschwartzsoftware@gmail.com

    WhatsApp: +1 205-390-1959
    Hacking Program Schwartz Software
    Washington

    Tina on


Leave a comment