Coffee Kids partners with communities to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit needed to protect the future of coffee farming. Founded in 1988, Coffee Kids was the first nonprofit within the budding specialty coffee industry dedicated solely to improving coffee farmers’ quality of life. Since Coffee Kids’ inception, they have partnered with over 200,000 coffee-farming families in over 400 communities, and a generous base of supporters from both within and outside of the coffee industry to empower farmers to improve their lives and livelihoods. Coffee Kids started operating as a program of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America in 2015.

Stephan Koch
Partnerships Manager Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids collaborates with the next generation of coffee farmers to realize their full potential as part of the global coffee community.

The vision is:

  • A world in which coffee farmers thrive.
  • A world in which coffee-farming communities are self-sustaining and families have a life of dignity.
  • A global coffee community in which everyone has an equal seat at the table.

Coffee Kids provides training, mentoring, and financial support to young coffee farmers so that they can implement creative solutions to the challenges they face in the changing coffee industry.  Coffee Kids works in collaboration with all sectors of the coffee supply chain to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of young farmers in overcoming these challenges.

Quick Facts About Coffee Kids

Young Farmers reached since 2015.

Countries reached since 2015.

Thriving farmer businesses financed with $37,000.

Program Update 2020

During this difficult times, dominated by COVID-19, we bring you inspiring stories of young farmers investing in coffee and their local community. Learn how our focus on youth helps them to overcome the impact of the pandemic, keeps coffee close to home, improves food security, and inspires small business development.