Mount Apo Arabica beans sent by VerraCoffee to New York City, are now available, roasted and sold by The Black 6 Coffee, a social enterprise founded by Filipino-Americans to fund a volunteer-led non-profit organization that is involved in humanitarian and disaster-relief. Proceeds from this coffee will go towards an upcoming project in late 2023 where The Black 6 Project will be traveling to Mindanao to provide medical aid and disaster relief to different communities affected by recent typhoons.
Actually, it was during a disaster relief mission in the Philippines when a team from The Black 6 Project stayed in coffee farms, and an idea was born to source coffee from areas requiring humanitarian aid, and use the funding from its sales to further conduct more missions.
Founders Joseph Zoleta, David Guzman, and Francis Faustino, are Fil-Ams who have made it a career in taking care of those in need. Faustino is a board certified family practitioner and both Guzman and Zoleta are paramedics in New York City.
“Our passion for coffee is only surpassed by our desire to use our medical skills to help those in need. By sharing our love for coffee with you, we invite you to take the journey with us to the remote villages, the river crossings, and the uncertain trails where people do not have access to good healthcare. That is our mission at the Black 6 Coffee Trading Co., to allow the coffee lover in you the ability to enable the humanitarian in all of us.” – Joseph Zoleta
To order Mount Apo coffee in the US, please click this link: https://black6coffee.org/products/philippines-mount-apo