“What do they think? Do they like it?” That is what Claudia most wanted to know when she was told her coffee beans had arrived in United States coffee shops. Farmers in Honduras like Claudia who rely on the rain to maintain their crop are facing increased struggles as the effects of climate change take hold and rainfall is more erratic. Claudia chose to try a new way of tracking her coffee and joined a pilot project sponsored by iDE that uses blockchain technology. This type of record-keeping is indisputable and allows farmers to trace their beans from harvest to roast to cup. On a computer screen, Claudia was able to follow the path of her coffee beans from Honduras to Colorado to be sold at a premium, ensuring that she earned money on both sides of the value chain. Claudia and her husband plan to use the income from their coffee to go towards house repairs; specifically, renovating their roof. On top of that, the couple has ideas of opening up a small store for locals and hopes to expand their coffee plantation.
What's next for Claudia
Claudia and her husband plan to use the income from their coffee to go towards house repairs; specifically, renovating their roof. On top of that, the couple has ideas of opening up a small store for locals and hopes to expand their coffee plantation.
- Motivating Investment
- Job Creation
- Local Economic Development
- Water Security
Learn more about the blockchain that helps Claudia retain more value from her beans
- May 8, 2023
Learn about the exporters, roasters, and the economics behind specialty coffee. The partners highlighted here are participating in direct trade and sharing the proceeds of their sales back to the farmers, laborers, and the community.
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