For a Common Cause: Action for Singapore Dogs

Posted by Keith Yee on

For a Common Cause 
“For a Common Cause” is our way of giving back to local communities and regional causes. Every month a member of the CMCR team nominates both a coffee and a cause close to their heart, with $2 from every 250g bag of that coffee sold being donated to the chosen cause.
October 2019
Chosen by: Keith Yee, Head Barista Trainer 

he reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Action for Singapore Dogs is because I have seen a lot of stray dogs and dogs being abandoned, some even being abused. I really hope they can get better welfare and find their home.

ASD is a registered Charity and was established in December 2000 as a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore with a strict no-kill policy.

The Coffee: Heza, Burundi 

Gitwe stretches from Heza washing station all the way to the main road that runs though the northern province of Kayanza. As almost every hour the hill bustles with the activity of village life. People run alongside cars with baskets full to the brim of onions and potatoes to sell. Carpenters craft planks of wood into tables in the small town’s centre. Fig trees stand tall on either side of the hill, casting a welcoming shade from the hot East African sun. An assortment of onions, sweet potato, maize, banana, cassava, beans and cabbage are grown alongside coffee in the hills rich soils.

Gitwe carries deep scars from it's violent past but there is an unrivalled unity amongst the people here. They have worked hard to develop as a community, coming together to build schools for their children and homes for their neighbours. With the help of Anicet and Patrice, the two coffee scouts dedicated to working on the hill, they are also learning best farming practices to cultivate coffee growth. 

Tasting Notes: 

Blackcurrant & red grape flavours with a sticky body and lingering, sweet aftertaste

 

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