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4 Years, Clean Water for 20,000

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four years! I remember the day in 2010 when we had coffee ready to sell for the first time. I had no idea how we were going to sell the few hundred bags of coffee I had sitting in my dining room. But I had faith that it would sell and that soon, we’d be ready to make more. Fast-forward four years and thousands of pounds of coffee later; 20,000 people now have clean drinking water. It’s amazing to see what Three Avocados is turning into. And we’re just getting started. I...

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Fox 2 St. Louis Interview with Three Avocados Founder, Joe Koenig

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TOMS Roasting Co. – Our Thoughts

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It didn’t take long today until I had people start asking how I felt about TOMS new one for one coffee product that provides clean water. I think the only way to answer that question is to be 100% real, open, honest, and vulnerable. I pretty quickly went through a couple stages: shock, anger, confusion, sadness, and landing on hope. In January of 2010, I traveled to Uganda with a group from my church. My life was forever changed by what I saw. I came back to the US and quickly launched Three Avocados as a non-profit with a dream...

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Water | Day 5 | 14 Days With Love

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What would our world be without water? What would your life be like without it? The reality is, you life simply wouldn’t be without water. Yet every day, hundreds of millions of people struggle to find water, or settle for unsafe water. The boys in the picture above are actually going to drink that water. This reality is simply unacceptable. We must work to change the world. To change their reality. To give everyone an opportunity for a healthy life and an education. -Joe

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Why Water?

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Our days are flooded with the word ‘why’. You see, we have a 3 year old, 5 year old, and 8 year old. Most questions start with the word ‘why’ and most statements are answered with the word ‘why’. At Three Avocados people ask us ‘why’ questions, too. Here are a few: Why help Africa? Why help Nicaragua? Why do you sell coffee? These are all good questions. They all have good answers, too. I promise. The most frequent question asked is, ‘Why water?’ You see, in the United States, we don’t think a lot about water. For most of us,...

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