First Year Highlights


Features in Daily Coffee News

Daily Coffee News featured Grounds for Empowerment twice this past year, and we look forward to making more news in the coming year!

Grounds for Empowerment Community Forum

The #GFECF offered exposure and education opportunities for the GFE farmers. This week long forum will continue to be an annual event that connects GFE farmers with our Emory and Atlanta coffee communities.

Origin Pilot Trip

In March, the GFE team hit the road and visited the two GFE farms, our friends at PRODECOOP, and the new Corrales family dry mill. Along the way, we checked out hotels and restaurants and cupped coffees from the 2016/2017 harvest! Stay tuned for information about booking your spot on the 218 GFE Origin Trip.

Specialty Coffee Expo

We had a packed schedule on our team's first trip to Seattle. GFE farmers had the opportunity to display their coffees during a public cupping session. GFE farmers also met with key industry figures like Maria Botto (leader of El Salvador's chapter of IWCA), Gilles Brenner (from Al Grano), Nick Hoskins (from Café Ético), and Fatima Lopez (from PRODECOOP). We also had the chance to attend the International Women's Coffee Alliance's annual breakfast.