While we’re all waking up this Saturday morning to start our weekend, our team member Joshua Birch will be 10,000ft above the Atlantic Ocean on route to Honduras. He’s undertaking a trip on behalf of Revolver World and Coop Coffee to learn more about the coffee growing process at source, meeting our farmers and building connections.
Other trip highlights include visits to Coffee Planet Dry Mill, as well as a visit to IHCAFE, the Honduran Coffee Institute who aim to promote socio-economic profitability of Honduran coffee growers.
Josh said ‘I’m particularly interested to visit the Honduran Coffee Institute towards the tail end of the trip, as their approach to production and business aligns with our ethos and values back home at Revolver.’
Despite being slightly nervous about his first trip for Revolver, Josh said he was looking forward to meeting farmers and other members of participating cooperatives.
“The prospect of heading out to Honduras is really exciting, not only for the opportunity to see first hand where our coffee is sourced, but also to build some relationships with our friends in the industry.”
In July alone, Honduras exported 39 million kg of coffee, making it a vital part of their national economy. In order to protect farmers and local communities, Revolver Cooperative buys all products from local co-operatives rather than directly from farmers, ensuring that financial benefits are spread across the community as well as safeguarding the rights of farmer’s employees.
Keep an eye on all our social media channels (@revolvercoop) to see updates from Josh as he travels.
From left to right; George Smith, Dom Smith, Paul Birch, Joshua Birch, Will Lowbridge, Calum Richardson, Helen Lloyd, Hannah Birch