(L to R) Valeria, Armando, Magali, Jeff, and Maritza at Finca Santa Maria

(L to R) Valeria, Armando, Magali, Jeff, and Maritza at Finca Santa Maria

 

Many of you have read Jeff’s post about the terrible tragedy that befell Finca Santa Maria last month in Colombia. You have responded generously and we are so, so grateful.

So far, we have raised nearly $2,000 and have already sent an initial payment to Armando to get the recovery started. Due to the tremendous response we have been getting, we have extended the time that we are taking donations until the end of the month. We will then remove the Paypal link and send him the final amount. Proceeds from sales of Finca Santa Maria coffee will still be collected and sent to Armando.

We also want to extend a special thank you to the following cafes, groups, and publications who helped to spread the word:

  • The Coffee Ethic in Springfield, MO
  • Parisi Coffee in Leawood, KS
  • Service Call in Kansas City, MO
  • Ethnos Coffee in Carmel, IN
  • The Cowtown Throwdown group of Kansas City
  • Barista Magazine
  • Sprudge
  • The Kansas City Star

Thank you and we will update you again at the beginning of July!