No.11 The Trickle Down Effect

Question of the day: Why is it important that the 1%  of our population- drink $50  cups of coffee ?                                                                                                                                      I dare you to try it out…feel rich with every cup you drink!   

I believe it’s called “the trickle-down-effect.” The money created helps this part of Thailand in the Chiang Saen Provence next to Mekong River. This area is called the Golden Triangle -a border area with Myanmar and Laos. This area has been described as an ecological disaster zone.  The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and refuge for elephants exists in this area of the country. The Foundation helps pay for a vet to treat the elephants . It helps support the Thai economy. Provides wages to the villagers, usually women that both collect the cherry beans in the beginning and afterwards =collect the end product for the production of Black Ivory Coffee. It helps stop the waves of refugees from this area because they can earn a  livable wage. It also keeps families together The parents don’t have to travel to other countries to work in factories, be nannies or housecleaners for the rich. Blake Dinkin, a Canadian  has been working to create Black Ivory Coffee for 10 years. Through his sales he gives 8 % to the foundation. You can drink his coffee in 5 Start Hotels and Resorts in Asia and the Middle East. I just noticed you can order the coffee at Amazon.com (click the link above) You can also travel to Comfort, Texas where Ed and Joey Story  have a non-for-profit store called  The Elephant Story. You can sample the coffee and browse in the land of elephants. They both promote elephant conservation and donate profits from the store to support elephant foundations. Bravo!

A fun reminder about elephants…

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