there’s a story in every cup
From farm to cup, every part of the coffee chain matters. That’s why MRP Foundation and Together We Do Good have partnered with former SA Barista, Craig Charity, to produce a high-quality coffee that’s ethically sourced. With 100% of Foundation Coffee proceeds going into MRP Foundation’s education and skills development programmes, our coffee is helping to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in South Africa.
Ethically sourced and sustainably farmed and purchased, Foundation Coffee ensures a level of transparency in each part of the coffee chain. Through ‘line of sight trade’ there is a tangible link and relationship to the coffee farmer, in this case, coffee farmers from Africa.
Foundation Coffee has been selected by the best of the best — former SA Barista Champ and Lineage Coffee owner, Craig Charity. Craig and his team expertly select and then roast the coffee locally in small batches. Foundation Coffee is a seasonal fresh crop coffee.
A big part of MRP Foundation’s coffee journey has been with Fikile (Fiks) Khuzwayo, the passionate barista who works at the MRP Foundation coffee station at the Mr Price Group Head Office canteen. Fiks’ passion, personality and technical coffee finesse has earned her a place in past Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa’s (SCASA) National Coffee Competitions, and with continuous training from SA’s Barista Champ, Craig Charity, her “bean dreams” are infinite.
What’s not to love about coffee with a conscience! 100% of the proceeds generated from Foundation Coffee go to MRP Foundation. Karen Wells, Head of MRP Foundation explains how, “MRP Foundation’s mission is to unlock potential. We achieve this through our existing programmes, which themselves are a result of partnerships and meaningful collaborations. Our partnership with Craig Charity for Foundation Coffee may be slightly different but our intention remains the same. We aim to shift the lives of those who are part of the coffee’s supply chain, whilst simultaneously enabling MRP Foundation to impact South Africa’s youth.”