We’ve grown a strong personal relationship with the Kuhl’s, the family that runs the Selva Negra farm in Nicaragua from which we source our beans. Over the past 15 years, we’ve visited the farm several times, donated books and clothing, and spent many fun times together at regional coffee events. On February 17th, one of the Kuhl family homes was destroyed by the fire, and a family member, Cody Anderson, did not survive. We would like to support the family in this very difficult time, and would encourage you to help them out, as well.
The family has setup the Cody Anderson Scholarship Fund to help honor Cody’s life, and to help create many wonderful opportunities out of this tragic accident. In addition to a corporate gift we will make to the fund, we will donate $5 for every 16 oz. retail unit of Selva Negra single origin coffee we sell on any of our online stores in March:
Selva Negra runs a private elementary school with 90 students, which Cody attended when he was a child. The goal of the scholarship is to assist in covering the educational costs at the farm associated with improving the school and sending their students on to high school and college. Supporting the children of Selva Negra, supports the circle of friends Cody had as a child, as well as their children.
To learn more about the Cody Anderson Scholarship Fund, please visit https://www.selvanegra.com/codyfund.
Thank you in advance for helping us support this wonderful cause and keeping our friends of Selva Negra in your thoughts through this difficult tragedy!