As many you of probably recall, last fall we swung for the fences with a large Kickstarter campaign to support and grow the Tambo Quinde coffee farm in Ecuador. We struck out on the funding, but all was not lost, we gathered key support that helped us accomplished part of our goal. We are excited to announce that we have launched our first ever Indiegogo campaign to help complete the funding for Tambo Quinde.
Who are we working with?
As with our Kickstarter campaign we are working with Brian Krohnke, the director the The Mindo Cloudforest Foundation (MCF), and Juan Manuel Carrion, a respected ornithologist. Both Brian and Juan Manuel have dedicated their lives to rebuilding and preserving the cloudforest’s unique ecosystem and protecting its many species, and the Tambo Quinde Indiegogo is a way you can help them.We began our partnership with MCF in 2009 to create our carbon offset project. After several years of planning and preparation we are happy to be working with them while they take the next step of growing sustainable coffee in harmony with the cloud forest.
What you can do
By financially supporting our campaign, and by promoting it on social media or by word of mouth, you will help complete the creation of a model sustainable coffee farm and educational platform in one of the wettest, most biodiverse spots on the planet.
Where does the money go?
Your donations will go towards making Tambo Quinde more sustainable. Examples include:
• Reforesting degraded cattle pastures
• Purchasing more coffee trees
• Funding sustainable ecotourism
• Building bilingual coffee trails throughout the reserve educational ecotourism.
• Creating a hands-on experience for tourists and other coffee farmers to see how high value specialty coffee is made through sustainable practices.
What’s in it for you
We have several sustainable perks for our backers, ranging from T-shirts to coffee, to trips to Ecuador to see Tambo Quinde and the surrounding Mindo region.
Your support of our Indiegogo campaign is greatly appreciated. At Tiny Footprint Coffee we are thrilled at the opportunity that we have to help contribute to environmentally conscious coffee and we hope you will be as well.
Click below to contribute to our campaign and don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
The Team at Tiny Footprint Coffee