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Costa Rica

Tucked away in the West Valley region of Costa Rica, Carlos Alpizar grows coffee. He specifically grows the Caturra varietal at an altitude of 1600 meters. Acquiring the family business, Carlos is, thankfully, the exception to an expectation of exploitation in the coffee industry. Many coffee farmers are paid so little, that it could be deemed slave labor more than wage work. This is largely due to coffee’s cultivation history being marred with slavery and the result of volatile market prices. But as prefaced, Carlos is more fortunate than most coffee farmers due to Thrive Farmers.Thrive Farmers does not follow the traditional production chain, where multiple middlemen buy the beans and sell them for higher prices. Instead, Thrive sells their...

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Community is core to our mission. Three Tree didn't simply stumble into a spot for it's coffee aspirations to grow. Statesboro was chosen for a reason. It's our love for this specific community that has brought us here. Statesboro has more potential than it is living up to; it also has it's weaknesses, however. We are here to help make a positive change in a place that is close to our hearts. As Millard Fuller, founder and deceased president of Habitat for Humanity International put it: "For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other. I have personally seen that all of us here at Three Tree have this...

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