Coffee For Peace (CFP)
About the organization
Coffee for Peace supplies world class Arabica beans and Philippines Civet Coffee. The social enterprise consists of a community of business owners and farmers who are practicing and advocating Fair Trade Principles in the coffee industry to advance justice and peace. Their fair trade coffee is produced locally and distributed throughout the Philippines and internationally, and has received double thumbs up from international NGO executives, foreign missionaries, visiting diplomats, and local business leaders.
The delicious coffee can also be purchased from professional baristas in their coffee shop located in Davao City.
Food and beverage services
Bar or cafe, Food production and/or distribution
What makes it a social enterprise?
Coffee for Peace (CFP) is committed to the principles of fair trade and “just” coffee. They work with indigenous farmers, such as the B’laan First Nation in Mount Matutum, to source and produce their coffee while providing fair wages.
Beyond fair trade, CFP also engages in efforts to help the indigenous communities become self-sustaining. CFP offers training modules for indigenous coffee farmers to build their knowledge of coffee production management on par with global standards and sustainable farming practices, and also openly support the indigenous peoples’ journey towards achieving the right to self determination.
CFP is also involved in a number of conflict reduction and community building work in Mindanao. They provide trainings on conflict resolution and mediation skills in order to help indigenous peoples avoid conflicts within the region. CFP also works with a number of community partners, such as Peacebuilder’s Community Inc., which has served as a medium of communication and facilitated dialogue between the government and the Moro Islamic Rebel Front.
These efforts are all part of the goal to work together in order to create a fair and just society for all people.
What is its social cause?Environment, Rural development
Who does it impact?Rural Communities, Aboriginal / Indigenous groups, Low-income individuals
Resources to learn more about Coffee For Peace (CFP)
[Waves Canada] B'Laan First Nation Ships First Batch of Coffee Export to Canada
[Christian Week] Juno Artists Drink Coffee For Peace