So how can coffee play a role in global health? The name of this coffee “Dame Luz” translates to “Give me light” and represents both the warm culture of the Dominican Republic and the cause behind these beans. All of the proceeds from this coffee support the Global Health Interest Group’s mission to provide eyecare to rural Dominican Republic on a consistent basis. In fact, each bag sold of this coffee provides optics for twelve Dominicans in need.
Coffee is something that the Dominican Republic grows well and can export to other nations, creating jobs and economic stability. Grown in the high-altitude forests of the Cordillera Central mountains, the coffee ripens slowly and offers the farmers and workers in this region a better-than-fair-trade livelihood. The coffee farm boasts shade grown plants under a canopy of Hispaniola pine, banana, macadamia and guava trees. The coffee is delicious with a gentle flavor of citrus followed by a rounded nuttiness. It’s a very well-rounded coffee and will likely appeal to all types of coffee drinkers.
This world-class Dominican coffee will not only support the Global Health Program but will also help build up an industry that can cultivate socioeconomic well-being for many. This coffee will bring joy to your day and help generate a future of economic security, health and wellness to the great people of our partner community. Thank you and please enjoy your cup!