In Ethiopia, 15 million people earn a living from coffee and more and more of what they produce is finding its way into our coffee cups here in the UK.
In Ethiopia, many coffee farmers are scraping by on less than $1 a day. To help them earn more from their businesses and lift their families out of poverty, we are teaching them how to increase the quantity and quality of what they are producing.
By holding a Coffee is Life coffee morning, you could help change lives. The money you raise could help provide tools and training so that farmers can reap bigger harvests, and sell them for a higher price.
1. Decide when and where to host your coffee morning.
It doesn’t have to be an extravagant affair. Inviting a few friends round to your home on a Saturday morning is a simple and fun way to raise money and awareness for Farm Africa.
2. Spread the word.
Email, text message, social media or even a good ol’ fashioned phone call. Be sure to let your friends and family know when and where they can come and enjoy a coffee.
3. What will you serve?
Coffee...obviously! Also have a selection of teas, hot chocolate and juice to ensure everyone is catered for. Traditionally, savoury snacks are served with coffee in Ethiopia, so why not serve popcorn or crisps?
4. Special touches
You could make your coffee morning really special by downloading our guide to hosting an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.
5. Request your fundraising materials using this form.
Decide on a suggested donation per guest - we recommend £5.
By inviting just eight friends round for coffee, you could raise enough to help pay for a mesh coffee drying bed. This crucial piece of kit allows farmers to dry beans off the ground and protect the coffee’s flavour.
After your coffee morning, pay in your fundraising total using this form or by sending a cheque and covering letter to:
140 London Wall
Please use this form to pay in the money you have raised, or to make a donation to the Coffee is Life appeal.
If you have any questions about sending us the money you've raised or need any more help or advice, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the office on +44(0)20 7430 0440
The money you raise will help farmers like Munaja earn a better income and look forward to a brighter future.
Would you prefer to fundraise in a different way for Farm Africa? Check out our alternative Coffee is Life fundraising ideas.
Don't forget to order your fundraising materials and let us know what you've decided to do to raise money. We can't wait to hear what you have planned!