By Shanxi Omoniyi, web editor and writer
Coffee is cultivated in many of the countries where CFCA works and enjoyed by many of our families. The CFCA community in Kansas City loves coffee, too.
Julie Watson, CFCA graphic designer and coffee club leader
Its rich, earthy aroma greets us most mornings when we arrive at the office, courtesy of Julie Watson, a graphic designer at CFCA. She has other talents besides making our print and online materials beautiful.
She makes fantastic cheesecakes … and fabulous coffee.
Julie started a fund for CFCA coffee lovers to donate toward the cost of providing fresh, gourmet coffees. Employees can also bring their favorite brands in place of money.
We’ve sampled and savored brews from El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia and Kenya.
The Juan Ana coffee is a favorite of CFCA coffee lovers. The coffee is cultivated, roasted and packaged by members of the San Lucas Mission in Guatemala. Many of the members of the mission and most of the coffee workers have children in the CFCA sponsorship program.
Michael Calabria, director of planned giving at CFCA, personally orders lavish quantities of dark and medium roast Juan Ana coffees toward the end of the year and offers the coffee for sale to CFCA employees.
“This is the fairest of fair trade coffees,” he said. “Please support our brothers and sisters living in and around the Hermano Pedro Regional Center in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.”
Juan Ana coffees
(You can order a bag of Juan Ana coffee and learn more about the San Lucas Mission on its website.)
So now you know a little more about the CFCA community.
We’re passionate about helping children, youth and elderly people around the world.
We’re committed to serving those living in poverty through our Hope for a Family sponsorship program.
And many of us are also dedicated to enjoying the delights of freshly brewed coffee. Excuse me while I get another cup.
Note: Thanks also to one of our sponsors, Joy Noel, who generously donated some coffee from this coffee shop in Missouri, More Than Coffee.