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Our Making Coffee Matter program provides funding to coffee growers and non-profit organizations that invest in sustainable agriculture, healthcare, education and infrastructure to make a positive impact in their communities. Through this program, we aim to educate coffee drinkers about the challenges coffee growers face and share the stories of organizations that work to make a positive difference. These win-win partnerships are celebrated with a seasonal rotation of delicious coffees that honor the communities working together to make coffee that truly matters.

For Fall 2018, we’re proud to again feature Ethiopia Rocko Mountain coffee and make a $10,000 donation to Girls Gotta Run Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering educational and social growth among young women in Ethiopia. Girls Gotta Run Foundation is the only nonprofit in Ethiopia using the national sport of running as an innovative approach to creating safe spaces, ending child marriage and expanding access to secondary school for vulnerable girls. Their mission is to create long-term paths for self-reliance and financial resiliency.

Through partnerships like ours, Girls Gotta Run Foundation has established scholarship programs in Ethiopia that integrates education, life skills, safe spaces, athletics, savings groups and entrepreneurship to holistically address the diverse challenges facing families in Ethiopia.

“We at Girls Gotta Run are incredibly grateful for and proud of the opportunity to empower girls and women in Ethiopia in collaboration with Allegro Coffee,” says Kayla Nolan, Executive Director of Girls Gotta Run. “We work in coffee growing-regions in Ethiopia and many of the families we work with grow coffee at their homes. We are proud to be able to bring together two great icons of Ethiopia—coffee and running—to empower girls in education and in life in partnership with Allegro Coffee.”

You can pick up a bag of Ethiopia Rocko Mountain at Whole Foods Market or here in our web store. This coffee is a sun-dried medium roast that hails from a small Ethiopian collective. We’ve partnered with Rocko Mountain for years and this coffee’s luscious notes of apricot, strawberry and blueberry make it one of our all time favorites.

Photo Courtesy of Girls Gotta Run Foundation.