Capricornio Coffees care not only about the communities where it is inserted, but also about the world we live in.
Planting the present, to harvest the future.
Light Missionaries Choir Social Project
This incredible project, run in partnership with California Coffee Estates, one of Four Four Seasons Project Members, aims at working with children and youth to show them the power of music, espe-cially in choir singing. Singing helps us promote many signiﬁcant concepts, such as: learning to coex-ist with others and to harmonize, accepting and respecting others, promoting peace, and ﬁnally understanding the importance of ones heritage and culture. Recent studies have shown that choir singing plays an important role in the enhancement of the psychological wellness of singers, increas-es their self-esteem and self-conﬁdence, trains them to become more disciplined, and increases their memory capacity. All these beneﬁts of choir singing improve the general social skills of singers. The advantages of choir singing are numerous and their effects on children are extremely powerful on their general upbringing.
Capricornio Coffees is strongly engaged and involved with social and cultural actions in the regions and with international partners and is deeply aware of its environmental responsibilities. Therefore, it carries several activities inside its Four Seasons Project aiming at spreading the news about techniques of cultivation and to avoid erosion, sharing good agricultural practices in weed management, pest management and water usage for sustainability. With Global Warming happening, it is clear to researchers that this area will be more and more important in coffee growing since frontiers will start to move down again to areas with mild temperatures, away from droughts and intense radiation.
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Farm of Hope
Capricornio Coffees, in partnership with UMAMI Area, from Italy, supports Fazenda da Esperança (Farm of Hope), in Piraju. This social program works with people with drug and alcohol addiction who live at the farm for their rehabilitation and are directly involved in the agricultural life, particularly in the coffee plantation management, planting, fertlizing, harvesting, and drying. The rehabilitation at Fazenda de Esperança is very simple and has three main pillars: community life, spirituality and work. The model has proven to be very successful and there are in total 130 farms around the world, 55 of them in Brazil. Umami Area has organized events at the farm, bringing roasters from different countries to get to know their reality and commit to the cause. Capricornio Coffees team of agronomists help the farm and its participants by providing agronomical consultation related to coffee production and ﬁnding opportunities for selling the coffees.
Founded in 2000, but with a special focus in coffee begining in 2012, this cooperative gathers more than 380 families, producing together more them 30,000 bags of natural coffees and honeys at its Coffee Preparation Center in São Jerônimo da Serra.
All Specialty Coffees Lots exported by Capricornio Coffees.
Capricornio Coffees proudly sells certified coffees!
One social activity, among several others, is to offer trainings to children who are members of "The Young Farm Apprentices" Program, carried in partnership with Senar Institute/FAEP.
Women in Coffee Program
Our idea is aligned with that one of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance and its Brazilian Chapter, that is, to empower women in Brazil and in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry, from seed to cup.
In these two regions and in these 69 cities, Capricornio Coffees offers support so that women in coffee conduct good agricultural practices at their estates, does quality control for coffees produced at these farms as well as finds opportunities and commercializes these coffee lots, adding value to the hard work these women have to produce specialty coffees.