Coffee is our platform for creating meaningful change. We support opportunities for better days in the communities we are most connected to.
In 2022 we launched the Allpress Fund, focusing our fundraising initiatives into two areas: supporting the coffee-growing communities where we source our coffee, and helping people who need a head start in the communities where we roast coffee.
All proceeds from the sale of our coffee sacks online or in store go to the Allpress Fund. As of 2021 we have raised $92,000AUD for charity from the sale of our coffee sacks. Click below to contribute to the Fund.
Each year we offer limited edition coffees that donate a portion of the revenue to charity. In 2022 those coffees are:
Launching April, 2022
In support of off-season employment for members of the Rwanda Nziza Women’s Collective.
Launching June, 2022
In support of rural maternal and child health in Sumatra. Our 2020 coffee raised $17,000 AUD
Our local initiatives are aimed at helping people, especially youth, in our local communities that need a leg up through education, work placements and training. Below are the current initiatives we support in the regions we operate in.
Ngā Rangatahi Toa - paid youth work placements at Allpress
Grace Foundation - hospitality training for the recently incarcerated
Street Smart - support for people experiencing homelessness.
Black Dog Institute - research and support services for mental health
Beyond Blue - support and services for anxiety, depression and suicide
World Vision - emergency relief, community development and advocacy around the world
Hospitality Action - resources for out of work hospitality
Hotel School - hospitality training for people experiencing homelessness
Through the coffee we buy, we are closely connected to producers at origin and the communities around them. Supporting these communities with sustainable initiatives is an important way for us to nurture our long-term partnerships at origin. These are our current initiatives.
A group of 200 women - all single providers for their families - who produce exceptional coffee around Lake Kivu, Rwanda. Starting in 2022 we are deepening our impact by sending the profits of this coffee back to the collective through our International Women’s Day coffee. The Collective will use this money to provide employment in textile-making outside of the coffee harvest season. In 2022, our International Women's Day coffee raised $11,767NZD
SurfAid works in areas of Sumatra where we buy coffee. We will be donating the profits of our limited edition coffee launching in June to SurfAid to support their work in maternal and child health in Sumatra. Our 2020 SurfAid coffee raised $17,000 AUD.