Clean Water, Born out of Coffee
600 Million People Lack Access To Clean Water
A Four Mile Walk For Water
Water is Hope
Born out of Coffee
Three Avocados Charitable Giving was founded in 2016 as the charitable arm of the popular Three Avocados coffee organization. Three Avocados Charitable giving is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
In 2010, founder Joe Koenig visited Uganda for the first time. During that trip, he realized that Uganda needed not only charitable help, but needed an economic boost. He left with a great desire to help, but to help in a different way than had been traditionally done. He discovered that coffee was a significant export of Uganda and began thinking of ways to utilize coffee to create an economic and community impact in Uganda.
Out of that trip, Three Avocados coffee was born. Over the next few years, Joe found that numerous individuals wanted to provide donations, in addition to coffee purchases, to help support the clean water initiatives. Out of that desire, Three Avocados Charitable Giving was born, to provide a simple, clean way for individuals and corporations to provide donations that would go 100% to funding clean water initiatives.
Currently, Three Avocados coffee began with, and still offers, a Uganda Bugisu coffee, from the Bugisu region of Uganda, near the border with Kenya. Kenya's rich coffee history and reputation for quality coffee is reflected in this coffee, with it's bold, earthy flavor.
A Nicaraguan coffee is also offered, coming from the mountains around Matagalpa. Nicaraguan coffee is known for it's rich volcanic soils, which produce amazing coffees with fantastic fruit and floral notes.
Decaffeinated coffee is also available, coming from various locations in Central and South America. These coffees are chosen for their unique characteristics and seasonality.
For more on our beginnings, please check out Three Avocados coffee's story.