3 Tea/Coffee companies I can vouch for
1. T.J’s tea is incredibly pure black Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka that tastes really freaking good. My friend T.J started the company with the aim of providing both tea drinkers with the best possible cup of tea and children in Sri Lanka with a better education. Check out T.J’s most recent video below, documenting the progress of the beneficiary school in Sri Lanka.
2. Crop to Cup Coffee is ridiculously good tasting coffee. Having worked for them I can vouch that they are not only a model of transparency, but a great example of how to directly help small farmers. Check out their links page, where you can get well-acquainted with the people who grew their coffee. Love the E. Africa focus.
3. Ajiri Tea, started by a SLU Kenya semester-mate of mine, is baddass in how socially conscious it is. I’ll just let them explain from their website…
“Ajiri Tea was started with the social mission of creating employment for the people of western Kenya and of educating the local orphans. Through the sale of Ajiri Tea, we hope to create a sustainable cycle of community employment and education. Ajiri means “to employ” in Swahili, the national language of Kenya. “