goes to the Long Miles solar cell project in Burundi
Christmas. Besides Santa, stuffed socks, seven kinds of pickled herring and Oh Holy Night, Christmas is a about caring. An opportunity to take a moment to think a little extra about our fellow human beings - both those close to us and those we may not even know.
From all of us to a coffee producer
We, Johan & Nyström, usually take the opportunity to give a little extra around Christmas time. Several of our coffee producers, with whom we have long and close relationships, operate in countries and areas that struggle in different ways than most of us here in the Nordics do. That’s why being able to contribute a little extra together with you, our customers and coffee enthusiasts, feels really good!
The coffee cherries are sorted in the evening
The coffee farmers in Burundi work all day picking coffee cherries on their farms. When evening comes, they take the day's harvest to the Long Miles washing station where the cherries are to be sorted, washed and then dried. By this time it has gotten dark and lighting is needed at the sorting tables in order to see which cherries are of the highest quality and which need to be removed. This process requires electricity! And so does water pumps and other machines, such as those that separate the beans from the pulp.
Electricity - a scarce commodity
Today, diesel generators are used to get electricity, and since it is difficult to get hold of fuel, operation becomes very unreliable. The fuel is also expensive and environmentally unsustainable!
Solar cells – a way forward!
Together with Long Miles, we have started a project where we will install solar cells on the roof of the washing station. Thanks to the energy the sun can then generate, operation will be both more stable and cheaper. And at the same time better for the environment!
20 sek / €2 per kilo Christmas coffee sold goes to the project
For us at Johan & Nyström, the coffee producers are the most important link in the journey from plant to cup and it feels great to be able to give a little extra this Christmas. And best of all is that you are contributing too! The more Christmas coffee we sell in 2022, the closer the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi gets to bright, sustainable evenings.