By: Lisa Conway, CQI Operations Director CQI’s Coffee Corps Program® is a unique private-public partnership that matches experts in the industry with producers and...Read the Whole Volunteer Stories Post
by Samuel Gurel, Torch Coffee Roasters
Why do I volunteer for Coffee Corps™? I care about people, and I believe the Coffee Corps™ Program improves lives. At CQI we increase coffee quality through training, education and consulting. This education improves coffee quality, which improves quality of life. Quality of life is what we are really passionate about.
Coffee + Training= Better Quality= Sustainability=Better Quality of Life= My WHY
I just returned from Yemen. I have never visited a coffee producing country where coffee was so interwoven in every part of the culture. Producing coffee for more than a thousand years apparently will do that. On the first day I met an older man. The look on his face was one of distrust. After several days together working on the CQI project, he slowly warmed up. That, however, did not prepare me for his response on the last day. Upon saying goodbye, he grabbed my hand and kissed it with tears welling up in his eyes, thanking us for coming. That moment made all the risk of coming to Yemen worthwhile.
By: Lisa Conway, CQI Operations Director Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), recently teamed up...Read the Whole News & Articles Post
CQI’s Coffee Corps Program® is a unique private-public partnership that matches experts in the industry with producers and associations at origin seeking technical assistance....Read the Whole Stories from the Field Post