Three Avocados Review
Have you ever given any thought to where the money that you spend on your coffee actually goes? Most of it likely goes to some large corporation. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; it’s work and costs money to grow, roast, and deliver good coffee.
But what if you could buy good coffee and have the satisfaction of knowing that your money was going to a worthwhile cause?
That’s what you’ll get with coffee from Three Avocados. They’re a nonprofit that uses the money they make from the sale of their coffee (and gifts; read on about that) and use it to help provide safe drinking water to people in Africa.
That sounded interesting, so I thought I’d take a closer look and see what this coffee business is all about.
Read on for the full Three Avocados review.
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Three Avocados Overview
The company was founded by Joe Koenig, who visited Uganda a few years ago and found a world where people were not only hungry, but where they often had to walk several miles to the nearest water source, which didn’t even have water that was safe to drink.
Motivated by what he saw and determined to help change the world for the better, Koenig founded Three Avocados, named after the donation that Koenig saw a poor woman make to a local pastor to ensure that he could eat.
Uganda is poor, and many of the people who live there are among the 600 million people in the world who do not have access to good and safe drinking water, which is something that most of us take for granted.
So, Three Avocados was born. The company sells coffee, but they also sell T-shirts, mugs, stickers, and phone cases.
The primary product sold at the online store is coffee.
The Three Avocados coffee is grown in both Uganda and in Nicaragua. All of it is sourced from small farmers, and they’re paid a fair price for their beans, which are 100% Arabica.
In the online store, you can choose from Nicaragua Coffee, or Uganda Bugisu Coffee:
The Nicaragua coffee is a medium roast coffee that the site describes as “…100% Arabica, single origin Nicaraguan coffee, is grown high in the mountains above Matagalpa. This coffee is sweet, with low acidity and fruity tones. It’s very pleasant and easy to drink, milder than our Uganda Bugisu.”
As for the Uganda Bugisu cofee, the site says that it’s ” 100% Arabica, single origin African coffee, is grown on the slopes of Mt. Elgon, in the Bugisu region. It has a clean, bold taste with hints of bittersweet chocolate. ”
Both coffees are available as either ground or whole-bean, and you can also purchase a Central American decaffeinated coffee.
All are sold in 12 ounce packages, and are priced at not much more than you’d pay for premium coffee beans or ground coffee at your local grocery store.
You can make a one-time purchase, or you can save 8% off of the purchase price by setting up a subscription to Three Avocados coffee. You can choose to have X number of packages of coffee delivered to you every so many weeks or months – that’s up to you.
If coffee isn’t your thing, but you still believe in worthy causes and you’d like to help the company in their distribution of safe drinking water, there are also a number of other gift items available in the store:
- Coffee tumblers and mugs that say “Blessed” or “Thankful.”
- T-shirts that say “Change Your Coffee, Change The World,” along wit other assorted T-shirts
- iPhone cases with the Three Avocados message
- Gift cards
Or, if you just want to donate money to the cause, Three Avocados also accepts donations.
Payment and Shipping
In addition to PayPal, you can pay very quickly and easily by using either Google Pay or Amazon Pay.
Shipping is $3.95 for orders of less than $50; for orders of $50 or more, the shipping is free. That’s the good news; the bad news is that shipping is only available to addresses within the United States at the present time.
Three Avocados and Water
Water doesn’t sound like a very exciting thing to most of us, and that’s understandable. We get drinkable water out of our faucet. It’s always there, it’s available in whatever quantity we want, and we never have to give any thought to whether it’s drinkable or not.
That’s not the case for some 10% of the world’s population. In many parts of the world, potable water isn’t available nearby. In parts of Africa, water treatment plants don’t exist, and neither does indoor plumbing in places where many people still live in simple huts.
In some villages, the nearest source of water may be three or four miles away, and villagers will have to carry containers to fill them with water that isn’t all that safe to drink, only to have to walk that three or four miles back while carrying water that weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. After all of this effort, they might drink this water and come down with cholera, hepatitis, or an E. coli infection.
The company hopes to simplify that process by using the profits from their coffee sales to provide safe, purified water to those who need it. It’s a good cause.
Three Avocados Summary
If you like coffee, or if you like coffee and you want to help participate in a cause that will help the world become just a little bit of a better place, you might want to consider visiting the Three Avocados and checking out their coffee.
The farmers are fairly paid for their beans, the coffee is reasonably priced, and you can get a discount on it if you set up a subscription.
You’ll get some delicious coffee, and some thirsty people in Africa will get some good drinking water.