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What’s In Your Cup?

What’s In Your Cup?

Understanding the challenges that coffee farmers across the world face is both a necessity and an impossibility. This article makes an attempt to understand the history behind the magic bean!

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Why we are staying in Costa Rica?

Why we are staying in Costa Rica?

Why would an upcoming startup move it's HQ to Costa Rica? Two reasons why we think it's the best option for our venture!

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3 Applications That Revolutionized Direct Trade

3 Applications That Revolutionized Direct Trade

Direct Trade means reducing intermediaries. These are the 3 tools that help us reduce the gap between the consumers and producers of specialty coffee!

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Why we're not labeling it?

Why we're not labeling it?

Why we're moving away from any labels and focusing on direct and transparent communication between the consumers and producers of coffee!

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5 articles to browse with your morning brew (July Edition)

5 articles to browse with your morning brew (July Edition)

5 articles that will help fuel your thoughts with a fantastic cup of coffee every morning!

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How can a socialist ideology thrive in a capitalist system?

How can a socialist ideology thrive in a capitalist system?

It's difficult to have a socialist ideology in a world that is structured around capitalism. We argue that spending more time creating a transparent system rather than labelling ourselves, can lead to greater equality in the world.

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Top 5 Coffee Vacations for the Summer

Top 5 Coffee Vacations for the Summer

As summer rolls in, here are 5 communities that you can explore to enjoy its nature and learn about the process of coffee production.

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Our Feminist Manifesto

Our Feminist Manifesto

What does it mean for us to promote gender equality? We briefly explain our manifesto to all our customers, supporters and farmers.

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Reflection: 4 lessons from our first pilot

Reflection: 4 lessons from our first pilot

As we enter the phase 2 of our pilot, we would like to share some reflections from our first phase and three lessons that were valuable to us as a social enterprise.

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Press Release: Bean Voyage recognized in latest UN report

Press Release: Bean Voyage recognized in latest UN report

We are honored to be recognized among top 50 solutions working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for our commitment to promote gender equality & sustainable economic growth through responsible consumption of coffee.

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Social Impact Measurement: Why We're Doing Things Differently

Social Impact Measurement: Why We're Doing Things Differently

We are putting more emphasis on the quality of relationships with our currently farmers instead of focusing on the number of farmers that we enroll. Why?

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The Coach

The Coach

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Reflection: 5 ways to survive on low budget as a social entrepreneur

Reflection: 5 ways to survive on low budget as a social entrepreneur

Advice for other social entrepreneurs who are trying to launch a venture with a small budget (hint: ramen ftw!).

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