We’ve all heard the standard wisdom that if we each gave up one daily luxury–say, your morning latte–you could put that money towards charity and really make a difference. And I happily gave up my frou-frou coffeeshop runs for brewing at home to save money, but you can pry the coffee cup out of my cold, dead hands, thanks.
Enter the One Cup Project.
start with the coffee itself: It’s a wide variety of blends from
Seattle’s award-winning micro-roaster Silver Cup Coffee, and good luck
picking just one favorite. Place a single order or sign up for their
handy subscription service (shipping is free when you buy 3+ bags, by
Now here’s the awesome part: At $11/bag (totally
reasonable for gourmet beans), you’d probably feel pretty good if some
of that price went to charity, right? If it was even a dollar, that’d be
good. $5 would be pretty awesome, no? But — to quote Spinal Tap — this
one goes all the way up to eleven. In other words, for every $11 bag you
purchase, $11 goes to fund social and economic change in Zambia through a partnership with World Vision. That’s right, every last cent.