By Samuel Gurel, CEO, Greenhouse Coffee and Torch Coffee. I know of another coffee shop business that gives 100% of their profit away, but I wouldn’t consider it a social business. They give their money away to a charity, but it has nothing to do with their business. A lot of other companies have a weak social responsibility […]
By Samuel Gurel, CEO, Greenhouse Coffee and Torch Coffee. Years ago I lived on a coffee farm in Guatemala. The coffee farm was donated to an orphanage, and I moved my family there so I could help manage the farm and get it profitable. I’ve seen first-hand the challenges of coffee farming and how difficult it is to […]
It’s not a misnomer. A company named EzyLife is dedicated to reaching the world’s most difficult markets. The name is appropriate because each product is designed to be life-improving in practical and significant ways.
Smallholder farmers in developing countries live off approximately one hectare of land. The income-generating opportunity from farming can be huge, but it is often only one part of a portfolio due to the great risk represented by relying on farming alone.