The 14th Grounds for Health auction is happening this week, offering roasters a possibility to attain high-quality inexperienced coffees and gear whereas supporting cervical most cancers prevention programming in locations the place espresso is grown.
That includes 27 single-origin specialty coffees generously provided up by 15 espresso corporations — with portions starting from 52 to 154 kilos — the public sale opens Wednesday, June 15, at 12 p.m. EDT, ending at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16.
All public sale proceeds profit the Vermont-based nonprofit Grounds for Health, which final month celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of its founding by longtime espresso skilled Dan Cox and Dr. Francis Fote.
Since 1996, the group’s native partnerships have resulted within the screening of greater than 162,000 girls in coffee-growing communities in components of Latin America and Africa, and remedy for 13,500 girls with early indicators of the illness.
Regardless of being a extremely preventable illness, cervical most cancers disproportionately affects women in low- or middle-income nations with restricted entry to healthcare.
“Proceeds from our espresso public sale have been a dependable and vital supply of earnings for us for the previous 14 years,” Grounds for Well being Government Director Ellen Starr advised DCN final week. “We’re perpetually grateful for the hassle that goes into it by so many individuals and the contributions that end result. Each $1,000 we obtain will cowl the complete value of screening and treating 40 girls in Ethiopia or Kenya.”
GFH public sale supervisor Justin Mool advised DCN that this yr’s slate of espresso choices contains a broad vary of geographical diversities, each by way of espresso origin and for spot availability to consumers in the US.
“We’re extraordinarily excited in regards to the coffees — and gear, too — [that] we have now on provide this yr,” Mool stated. “We’re proud to characteristic two tons from the Alliance for Espresso Excellence, together with the Cup of Excellence Ethiopia winner, which fetched over $150per pound at public sale.”
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