December 30, 2010

♥ JUSTLOVE ♥ Coffee


...Because we justlove coffee, especially fair trade coffee


Especially Ethiopian Coffee

 we decided to embark on this awesome fund raising opportunity!
This is the story of how justlove coffee came about…

Rob Webb knows coffee.  When Rob was two years old, his father started Webb's Coffee Service, which blossomed into a full-blown refreshment service supplying businesses in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas, and is now run by Rob.

Rob Webb knows the adoption process.  In the summer of 2008, Rob and his wife Emily were called to adopt from Ethiopia. After much prayer and discussion with their first two children they started their adoption journey in August 2008. During the flurry of paperwork and preparation, Rob & Emily read books not only on adoption in general, but specifically on Ethiopia. Learning that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee caught Rob's attention, and after reading about the living conditions and wages of the average coffee farmer, he was compelled to take action. What developed through his reading and his trip to Ethiopia to unite with his daughters was a realization that he could combine his expertise and longstanding desire to roast his own coffees with his desire to help others.  Just Love Coffee Roasters was born!  Roasting Fair Trade Specialty coffees, Just Love uses proceeds to help an Ethiopian orphanage and families adopting not just from Ethiopia, but from anywhere in the world.

In May of 2009 Rob and his wife adopted two of their daughters from Ethiopia. The orphanage that loved and cared for their two daughters is building a school for older children. This project means a lot to the Webb’s because their oldest daughter could have taken advantage of the education that will be offered to older kids after its completion. By purchasing Just Love Coffees you can help fund this project. A portion of the proceeds from all coffee purchased directly from Just Love Coffee Roasters (excluding fundraising stores) will go to help fund this wonderful project. Not only are you helping support the farmers through our Fair Trade coffees, but you are also helping orphans who are in great need.
If you justlove coffee and you would justlove to help the farmers receive a fair wage for their labor and you justlove caring for orphans please consider purchasing a bag here:

  (or you can click on the picture on the right sidebar of our blog) :)
  
THANK YOU SO MUCH
for helping to bring our daughter(s) home from Ethiopia!

On a side note: I just purchased this sweatshirt...
(just click on the pic to be directed to our store)

 
and I wore it when I took my car in to the Toyota dealership for an oil change before Christmas... 2 Beautiful Ethiopian women who were working there noticed the Amharic writing on the front of the sweatshirt and came up to me to ask me about it. It was SO fun to be able to talk to them about their Ethiopian Christmas traditions, Adopting, when they were going back to Addis Ababa to visit...

It would be so nice to have Ethiopian friends who lived locally who could help us tap into our daughter(s) culture, country, food, her language, traditions, customs... 

2 comments:

  1. Don't you just love when you meet people in the unlikliest of places. That's when you know it's a divine appointment.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I would love to see more Ethiopian people here in MS! I have only met one family that lives in our city! SO glad ya'll are doing the Just Love fundraiser!!

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Thank you for your kind words! ♥