coffee

2 TOMS wins over water partner, takes on coffee business

TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie took the stage at the South by Southwest Festival last week to make a big announcement. The man behind the company that has pioneered the one-for-one model through its sale of shoes revealed the company’s new venture: coffee. The sky blue label with a white stripe,…

1 How to help change the world one cup of coffee at a time

This is a guest post by Hallie Goertz, who recently returned to Seattle after working for nearly four years in East Africa. A coffee break, of sorts, from today’s electoral frenzy. Goertz worked for Technoserve, a Gates-funded project that I wrote about last year on a visit to Rwanda and…

4 Rwanda’s future could depend upon a really good cup of coffee

Most Rwandans are poor farmers. And most depend upon growing coffee for half or more of their annual income. A four-year-old social enterprise project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation appears to be helping farmers significantly increase their income by taking better advantage of this mountainous nation’s fairly…