“At west elm, we’re very proud of our commitment to the Hand/Eye fund and support of the work of local artisans in places like Haiti. This season, we’ve expanded our support of Haitian industry with the help of the coffee roasters at Philadelphia-based La Colombe Torrefaction. La Colombe owner and coffee enthusiast Todd Carmichael wants to fix Haiti with coffee — and we want to help!
La Colombe seeks out the best coffee in the world and recently that search took co-founder Todd Carmichael to Haiti. Once a key part of the Haitian economy, coffee production is now rare and the infrastructure to support efficient international trade is one of the biggest challenges Haiti faces. Todd and La Colombe want to encourage the growth of the Haitian coffee industry to start to change the economy of Haiti and the future for Haitian farmers.”
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