The Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership is supported by three fundamental pillars: Economic. Social. Environmental. By incorporating these pillars into everything we do, we’re helping farmers earn a better living, empowering youth in farming communities and promoting more environmentally sustainable coffee farming practices.
Pillar 1: Economic. Providing coffee farmers with support and training to become better farmers – and better business people.
For small-scale coffee farmers to be successful they must become better farmers – as well as better business people. With that in mind, the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership provides them with the technical support and training to do just that. Coffee farmers learn a wide array of skills to help increase the quality and the yield of their coffee crops. This, in turn, provides them with a better income. They also learn to run their farms like businesses, increasing their profitability and long-term sustainability.
What we offer our coffee farmers:
Pillar 2: Social. Providing youth with the skills to become successful entrepreneurs and community leaders.
Like any community, the future of a coffee farming community depends on its children. In order to foster a sense of possibility and opportunity, the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to develop and implement programs in our project communities.
By partnering with local schools, organizations help to provide aspiring youth with the skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs and future community leaders.
Pillar 3: Environmental. Educating coffee farmers on responsible ways to grow and process sustainable coffee.
When it comes to growing coffee, environmental sustainability is a key factor in generating sustainable income. To help, the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership works with farmers to promote environmentally responsible coffee farming practices.
One of the most important areas of focus in this category is water – one of the coffee farmer's most precious resources. The Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership teaches coffee farmers in pollution prevention practices and how to conserve and recycle water.
The Coffee Partnership also offers education in: