Colombia Coffee Roasters is supporting Children of Colombia with collection boxes and Christmas cards in its wonderful shop and cafe in Oxford's famous covered market and at the farmers' market in Summertown, Oxford. Step into the shop to be greeted with friendly smiles, the rich aroma of freshly roasted and ground coffee and an inviting, intimate cafe redolent of its Colombian heritage.
Founder Milly Barr explains: "our micro-roasted gourmet coffees are made from 100% speciality Arabica beans which come from our family farm as well as small neighbouring coffee farms so we can trace the origins of every bean."
Colombia Coffee Roasters believe in dealing directly with the growers, with no middle men involved, to ensure the farmers - who work very hard and often live in very poor conditions - get payment in full for their crops. At Children of Colombia we believe very strongly in the same ethos. We cut overheads and expenses to the minimum to ensure your donations go straight to the organisations in Colombia to help the children they care for. We are all volunteers with no salaries or offices or big advertising campaigns. Though small, we feel we can really make a difference where it is needed most.
You can taste the wonderful coffee at Colombia Coffee Roasters - maybe with some of their indulgent chocolate for a special treat - or order online. Their website explains all the stages of the coffee process with lots of useful information and photographs of their farm in Colombia. Visit www.colombiacoffeeroasters.com to find out more.