What We’re About

Through collaboration and partnership, we facilitate social, environmental, economic, and quality-focused initiatives in coffee-dependent communities. We believe projects will have a greater impact and be more sustainable when we pull resources together and encourage collaboration in order to reach common goals.

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We are a resource to those creating, facilitating, or contributing to sustainable projects in the coffee lands. Program design and management is our job, allowing farmers and coffee companies to focus on their jobs. With solidarity and lasting partnerships, we can impact livelihoods in coffee-dependent communities.

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Get Involved

As a collaborative, we strive to be connected to as many people as possible in order to impact as many people as possible. The more we know, the bigger our networks, and the greater our resources, the more support we can offer. We love new ideas, new partners, and new projects.

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  • #TheCoffeeResidency


    New York>>Asheville>>Cleveland>>??? Back in 2014 when The Chain Collaborative was just getting started, Executive Director Nora Burkey met with Dan Streetman and Teresa Von Fuchs … Read More >>
  • Out with the old, in with the new

    Out with the old, in with the new

    It’s amazing how fast half a year flies by and how little time there seems to be to write blog posts! Now that we’re out … Read More >>
  • Spring and Summer updates!

    Spring and Summer updates!

    Greetings from The Chain Collaborative! We’ve had a busy spring and beginning of summer, and are looking forward to even more work. At the end … Read More >>


Lee Godleski, former barista, singing to raise money for CODEMU

Joining a team of funders is a great way to get involved and support coffee communities around the globe. Our campaigns allow you to sustain existing initiatives and also start your own, so you can give back to the producers you have already developed relationships with.

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