Starbucks partners (employees) in Indonesia shared their support and appreciation for coffee farmers in the region by donating more than 1,500 handmade facial coverings to protect against the global pandemic. Indonesia is a key growing area for the premium Arabica coffee beans that Starbucks sources for some of its most beloved coffees, and this donation further emphasizes Starbucks commitment to giving back to coffee farmers and coffee-growing communities.
Using upcycled t-shirts from Starbucks social impact events, partners made each covering by hand, delivering the first batch to farmers in the Sumatra area. The team aims for create more than 4,000 facial coverings in total to reach more coffee-growing communities.
“I am very touched that even during this difficult time waiting for COVID-19 to subside, our friends at Starbucks Indonesia still remember and made something that is meaningful for us (coffee farmers),” said Armin Ginting, leader of coffee farmer Sinergi Fajar Harapan group.