So, apparently, it was NATIONAL COFFEE DAY in America yesterday (to my knowledge, Cambodia did not partake), so I’m a little late to the party.
But today is FREE COFFEE DAY on my blog! Yay!
(EDIT: Apparently, tomorrow, October 1 is INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY. Late, early, whatever. FREE COFFEE.)
Whenever possible, I LOVE buying coffee from small businesses/ministries who support coffee growers around the world. Sure, it costs more, but you are buying things like sustainable income & a better way of life for someone who desperately needs it.
And I’m all about partnership & connection & people on one side of the globe in mutually-beneficial relationships with people on the other side.
Speaking of the other side of the globe (from me, not you), meet my friend Marie Foote. For the past couple years, she and her family have been in Costa Rica helping start a coffee business.
But this isn’t just any coffee business. It’s Business As Missions (BAM). And they’re helping Costa Rican missions leaders establish a coffee business as the platform to train and equip Latino missionaries.
And these missionaries are taking that knowledge and starting businesses–and sharing Jesus–in some of the hardest-to-reach countries (Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu) in the world.
Isn’t that cool??
In my former life, I thought just Americans were missionaries (cough). We were the ones who went to all the other poor, deprived countries around the world and told them about our Jesus and how they could have him too. (oh, Marla)
I love hearing stories of how God sends people from Costa Rica to be missionaries in Pakistan. How he sends people from Cambodia to be missionaries in India. How he sends missionaries from Germany to be missionaries in Botswana.
Oh, I love the world.
I could go on and on and on about Santamaria Gourmet Coffee and all the amazing things God is doing through them, but I’ll just encourage you to read about them on their website instead.
Here’s more about their amazing coffee (how/where its grown, etc.)
Here’s the story of how Santamaria Gourmet Coffee got started.
And I LOVE this article that WorldVenture wrote about them (if you’ve got a couple minutes, READ IT).
An 11.5-ounce bag is $15 (or $28 for 2, $40 for 3). 3 bags = 1 kg. You can choose from whole bean/ground. And these flavors:
La Choza (medium roast = has a hint of chocolate flavor)
La Choza (dark roast = deeper flavor)
And they have a fun new way to get your families, friends, and churches involved. You can buy the coffee wholesale from them (in bulk orders of 30 bags at a time) and sell them for a profit!
That’s like win win WIN!
If you love coffee and want to get involved in some way with buying/selling/promoting their coffee, let them know!
Today Marie is giving away ONE FREE BAG of COFFEE to one very lucky winner!
Here’s what you have to do:
1.) Click on one of the links above and spend at least 90 seconds reading about Santamaria.
2.) Leave a comment telling me what kind of coffee you’d like if you win (flavor + whole/ground).
That’s it! See you in October! OCTOBER!