My View of Coffee Was Forever Changed

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My View of Coffee Was Forever Changed
A village woman motioned for me to follow her. I grabbed my interpreter as I had no idea what she wanted or what she was saying. She led us to her coffee garden where she had around 2000 well-tended coffee trees loaded with fruit. She thanked me for introducing coffee to her village and then explained that she had five children. She relayed that her first four children never had an opportunity to receive an education. A broad smile then beamed across her face as she told me that her fifth child, her youngest daughter, was attending college, tuition paid for with the money she earned from her coffee garden. It was an eye-opening moment realizing that coffee had the potential to transform families and break the cycle of poverty.

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