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This Letter From Three High School Students Brought Me To Tears

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If you follow this blog at all, you know that I struggle with depression. It hits at unexplainable times and often has the effect of making me like I’m failing at [fill in virtually anything here]. If you follow our Twitter account, you know that I tweet a lot about never giving up. Honestly, so many of those tweets are meant for me. They’re thoughts I tell myself, that I decide to share with the world. Over the past two weeks, I’ve had bouts of feeling like Three Avocados isn’t doing enough. That we’re not making a big enough impact....

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Poverty is a Choice

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Over the last 4 years I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Africa twice. I spent numerous days meeting people in villages, visiting coffee farms, and driving around the endless dilapidated dirt roads. I’ve seen thousands upon thousands of people selling their wares at roadside markets. I’ve seen many men and women manually working the fields, with nothing more than a shovel and hoe they fashioned themselves at home. I’ve seen countless houses without roofs. I’ve seen hungry street children watch me eat from across the street, hoping for scraps. I’ve seen mothers struggle to feed their children. I’ve seen the...

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Our First Bag Design


Since it’s our birthday, how about a trip down memory lane? Above is what our first coffee bags looked like back in 2010! What do you think???

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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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