June 24, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Doing good over a cup of coffee


COFFEE SOLUTIONS provider Henry & Sons has come up with a new social enterprise, TGC, to support the company’s advocacy arm, the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE). Part of this is The Giving Caravan (left), a roving Volkswagen café that started giving free cups of coffee in the streets of BGC early this year. The Caravan is where people can sample Henry & Sons’ Bloom Coffee range (right), a series of specialty coffee crafted with the intent of funding programs that make coffee farmers’ lives easier. The two other platforms of TGC are The Giving Café and The Giving Cart which will be launched later this year. Each Bloom Coffee benefits a specific FSCE project: The Giving Well is for giving farming communities atmospheric water generators that give them access to clean and potable water; Beans for Little Ones help provide mosquito nets and vaccines for basic health care of the farmer’s children; Cup to Seed helps fund livelihood programs in between harvests; Coffee for Great Minds is for giving out educational assistance to those in need; and lastly, Beans within Reach help launch activities that connect farmers to local and global buyers. The Giving Caravan will be at the De Jesus Oval, BGC, on April 22 and 29, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; and at the Burgos Circle, BGC, on April 23 and 30, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.