From ktvq.com For coffee lovers, a good “cup of joe”
“It was a lifesaver,” Patrick said. “In a time when everything was so depressing and uncertain for everybody and nobody knows what’s happening, we were lucky to be able to work 10 to 12 hours a day, keeping our mind on the prize.”
Carter previously worked for a coffeehouse in Kearney and then was asked to manage the Story Coffeehouse when the church was looking to grow the operation into a communitywide venue. Carter became manager in May, and went right to work.
According to Palacio, most coffee farmers in Colombia operate at a 20% operating loss. “Coffee is one of the only industries I know where the entrepreneurs, or the farmers themselves, do not know their margin. Who wants to run a company that way? As an entrepreneur, I think it is crazy to run a company like that,” she says.
According to some of the farmers, the coffee seeds change colour from red to black. Patrick Kyamanduma an active a coffee farmer in Kisinga town council says the pests and diseases have affected their expected output. Joshua Bwambale another farmer adds that diseases coupled with poverty, the farmers have been forced to harvest their coffee when it’s still immature.