El Naranjito Coffee Farm
Farmers in a remote mountain
community in the Dominican
Republic grow natural coffee
under a shade canopy.
Farmers hand-pick coffee cherries
from their mature trees as they
ripen and then remove the coffee
bean from its cherry fruit.
Beans are dried on wide open
patios which requires constant
tending by the farmers and their
families for up to a week.
Revenue generated from
sales and donations
from GVF are used to fund service
learning opportunities for Lycoming
students in the Dominican Republic.
Students and El Naranjito farmers
work together to improve coffee
quality, increase family incomes
and the community’s quality of life.
Students benefit from the high
impact academic experience
gained from their work with
coffee, community and economic
development, and other
interdisciplinary projects to help
launch them toward careers
of significance and lives of meaning.
Our non-profit partner, ACES
North America, purchases the
El Naranjito coffee and transports
it to the United States.
Our for-profit partner, Golden
Valley Farms Coffee Roasters
(GVF), roasts and packages
Our campus partners, Parkhurst
Dining Services, Café 1812, and
the Streeter Campus Store, serve
this delicious and responsible
coffee to the Lycoming community.
For more information visit www.lycoming.edu/coffee/warrior-blue
Fighting for what’s right, one cup at a time.