Congrats Andy, Bente and everyone involved. You truly are an inspiration!!
Coffeesnobs FairCrack has just sponsored the fourth pulper in Tanzania!
Like the others this one is on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, this time its in a village called Kyaurinde.
This pulper is larger than the previous ones and uses two flat disks instead of a drum to do the pulping. It was designed and made in Kenya and should allow a even faster and better production of the ripe coffee fruit.
Bente has done an amazing job again getting this pulper up and running in the village and we all hope that it provides the coffee farmers of Kyaurinde many years of great coffee production.
Well done to Bente, CoffeeSnobs members and site sponsors everywhere. You did this!
Congrats Andy, Bente and everyone involved. You truly are an inspiration!!
That is awesome andy!, we snobs really do make a difference!, great news! Fair trade for all ;)
This is proof positive that people can make a difference; to improve the lives of others. Well done everyone!
Thankyou to Andy and also to Bente for helping us all be a part of this fantastic project.
Well done Andy and also to Bente.. Its a great felling to be able to help those in need *[smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]
I had to read the heading twice.... The fourth one, already :D :D
Truly excellent indeed [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Thats great Andy. Congratulations to all involved, here and OS.
Seeing all those happy faces is really rewarding, and I love being rewarded. Im off to the Bean Bay to donate some more money so I can be rewarded some more! *:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Just back from Bean Bay, and there isnt a big enough number under Fair Crack Direct Donation. Talk to me.
Gotta love CS and FairCrack!
Java "Well done everyone!" phile
Yes, it defaults to 1-20 in the drop-down list else it could be pages long.Originally Posted by 45706765556D706F636E66020 link=1252889651/7#7 date=1252918505
After selecting 20 units and hitting the [go] button you will get an option of up to 40 units, adding the 40 gives you the option of 60 etc etc. *
or you can edit the following URL to be the amount you wanted to donate:
(where 25 is the dollar value you want to select)Code:http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/ViewProduct.aspx/115-faircrack-direct?SetQuantity=25
Everyone involved is the whole of CS! *Originally Posted by 6169717B66020 link=1252889651/1#1 date=1252890091
The sum of the parts is far greater than any individual can ever be.
Well done snobs!
This is certainly a community that Im proud to be a piece of
Terrific work Andy and Bente.
I love reading these posts. :D
8-)Originally Posted by 7C435C434B444F2A0 link=1252889651/10#10 date=1253180055
So do I... in fact I have trouble typing them as Im all excited about sharing the good news (like a little kid at Christmas).
While its certainly true that all users of BeanBay can take a bow, nevertheless Andy, congratulations for organising something that indeed does make the world a little bit better
Ok, might be bad form to quote my own post but once again its true, Im like a little kid at Christmas as Bente has just sent another movie from the FairCrack #4 project at Kyaurinde, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.Originally Posted by 1738322F560 link=1252889651/11#11 date=1253247962
I have just up loaded it to youtube, its awesome. Bente is not only a caring and helpful lady doing amazing things she also appears to have a flair for film making too!
Check it out...
(and enjoy the funky African sound track too)
Great stuff Andy, certainly helps put your connection into perspective. 8-)Originally Posted by 614E4459200 link=1252889651/13#13 date=1260629645
Is Bente eligible for the 10000th CS comp?
Youtube is a fairly big audience and has helped spread our name across the globe.
Id be happy to see her get at least an honourable mention.
Loved the video, being able to see the results of Faircrack and the benefits resulting from it is very uplifting, congratulations Andy, Bente and Coffeesnobs
Like a little kid at Christmas indeed! Great stuff!
Java "Proud to be a CSer!" phile
Bente has done a great job on the video. Nice framing, good editing and cool soundtrack too.
Well done to all involved, there is so much coffee love going around I cant beleive it. *[smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
We have the first batch of "Fair Crack" Rononi to buy and roast, and donate more to Fair Crack.
Andy, Bente and Co have another pulper up and running.
Beanscene has arrived with a subscription renewal, with $5.00 going to Fair Crack again this year. And another coffee machine to give away.
I am really enjoying all these warm and fuzzies, and thats before Ive had a coffee ;D Cant wait to taste the Rononi in a couple of days.
Youd think it was Christmas ;)Originally Posted by 676B626261615B697169040 link=1252889651/21#21 date=1260769976
With Santa doing such a great job, I wonder what the Easter Bunny will come up with to top it ;D More Fair Crack pulped coffee would be greatOriginally Posted by 242E3B2C2C233731420 link=1252889651/22#22 date=1260770482
We have a new artwork in the shop :) 8-)
Ive added a little info beside it...
Really nice work Dennis
You bought a bag of Rononi?
Top stuff Den [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
No, no! *:-[Originally Posted by 73796C7B7B746066150 link=1252889651/26#26 date=1263289061
Andy gifted it to me (with some of the contents).
It’s one of the most boring but incredibly amazing coffee sacks at the same time.
Well deserved. You are definitely one of FairCracks biggest supporters, and I wouldnt be surprised if you are the biggest individual contributor.Originally Posted by 5E7F747473691A0 link=1252889651/27#27 date=1263290840
Definitely. Its priceless.Originally Posted by 5B747E631A0 link=1252889651/28#28 date=1263291068
I cant help trying to imagine what the growers felt when they saw the fruits of their labour being sent to those who have lovingly contributed to help ensure its success.
Im still amazed at how easy it has been to contribute to this project (for us snobs, that is). No chook raffles, lamington drives or other fundraising efforts to take part in, nor any other donation process to respond to.
All Ive had to do is:
- buy top quality beans at a good price
- enjoy an interesting home roasting hobby
- save lots of money compared to buying commercially roasted coffee
- enjoy drinking lots of fantastic coffees
Not what Id call a sacrifice!
Sorry if Ive made this point before somewhere, but the win-win nature of Faircrack is unique, and I never cease to be impressed by it.
Definitely eligible for Lifetime honorary snobship.Originally Posted by 565C495E5E514543300 link=1252889651/17#17 date=1260646315
Andy, you have done a superb job, and it is an honour to be part of it
Well must say proud to be part of the fair crack .. good stuff..
Ive just ordred a batch of green Tanzania Kyaurinde, after having built a KKTO style roaster. I hadnt realised what a great scheme FairCrack was until now.
Congratulations CoffeeSnobs on such a win win project! I shall continue to support the scheme, and extol its virtue to anyone who will listen.
I just heard from Bente that she was talking to the chairman in one of the villages that we provided a pulper. He said that they have never had more than 5 kids sent to secondary school for as long as he can remember and now that the pulper and raised drying beds have been in the Village for just 3 years they are sending 60 kids to secondary school this year.
Im gobsmacked. Thats an amazing difference to a generation and the positive flow-on could keep rolling for years.
Stand proud Snobs!
Fantastic news! 8-)Originally Posted by 7B545E433A0 link=1252889651/33#33 date=1333887949
it is wonderful to see the people involved in the production of the product we all cherish benefiting from their efforts and improving their standard of living along with the quality of the coffee they are producing, everyone is a winner :) :)
keep up the great work Bente, Andy and all CSers :) :)