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Marianaly Receives Salvation and a Fresh Start

Marianaly Receives Salvation and a Fresh Start

Puebla, MexicoAfter her husband abandoned her, Marianaly was left unable to provide for herself and her energetic 4-year-old son. She had relied completely on her husband to meet the family’s needs. When he left, Marianaly had nothing. She felt hopeless and alone, with nowhere to turn.

It was during this time she encountered an old friend who invited her to a nearby church. The pastor, his wife, and the whole church became concerned when they heard of the great challenges facing Marianaly. The church prayed with her, hoping to find some way to meet her needs. Through their deep care and love, Marianaly found the hope for which she was so desperate. She gave her life to Jesus and was baptized!

  • Marianaly being baptized

    Marianaly being baptized

  • Marianaly and her son

    Marianaly and her son

Marianaly was incredibly grateful for her newfound spiritual wealth and the brothers and sisters in Christ who took her in as one of their own. Although she now felt rich in many ways, financial concerns still weighed heavily on this newly single mom.

Marianaly and her new church family came up with a plan. She had learned to cut hair when she was younger, and though it had been years she knew she could use this skill to provide for her family. However, she did not have the money to obtain the expensive tools and products she would need to get started.

Even though she was new in her faith, she understood the important truth that with God, all things are possible.

With God, the impossible for Marianaly became possible. HOPE Coffee had the privilege of partnering with Marianaly’s church to provide her with all the tools she needed to start her own business.

She felt overwhelmed by God’s provision for her. “God never left us. He knows our needs,” she said. “I am so grateful. Honestly, the only way I can really truly show my appreciation is with my service to God.”

At HOPE Coffee, we are so grateful for you, our customer. As a HOPE Partner, you play a vital role in what God is doing in the lives of people just like Marianaly. Thank you for choosing HOPE Coffee, and for your part in giving financial independence to our brand new sister in Christ.

Thank you for choosing to Serve Better ©.

Thank you to Iglesia Biblica Naciones a La Luz in San Salvador El Seco, Puebla, Mexico for your partnership in this project.

2017 Impact Report

2017 Impact Report

How God Used Your Cup of HOPE Coffee in 2017

We are so thankful for the way that God used HOPE Coffee in 2017!  Over these past several years, your choice to drink HOPE Coffee has resulted in new homes, fresh starts, income opportunities, access to clean water and most importantly, LIVES CHANGED FOREVER FOR JESUS!

See how God used your cup of HOPE Coffee last year by downloading our 2017 Impact Report.

Thank you for Serving Better!

 
Cold Brew Brewing Guide: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with a Toddy

Cold Brew Brewing Guide: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with a Toddy

The cold brew method is one of the most popular ways to drink refreshing cold coffee during those warm times of the year. The Toddy cold brew system provides an excellent way to craft a delicious cup of cold brew coffee. With the cold brew brewing method, you will be able to savor the flavors of your coffee beans in a chilled coffee drink.

For cold brew coffee, we highly recommend coffee roasts that are on the light-medium roast level spectrum.  We highly recommend our our Honduran Medium coffee roast. Using the Toddy system will allow you to taste the distinct tasting notes from this region of the world, where HOPE Coffee is engaged in sourcing high-quality coffee and partnering with local churches to share the gospel through servant-evangelism projects.

One of the most popular modern methods for cold brew is the Toddy cold brew system, which soaks coffee in water for a number of hours before allowing the coffee to drip into a small container. This creates a cold brew coffee concentrate, which can then be mixed with water, milk, ice, and more to create different variations of cold brew drinks.

Cold Brew Brewing Guide: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with a Toddy

Preparing to Brew

Before you make cold brew coffee with a Toddy, you will need the following items:

If you use the proportions listed in this cold brew brewing guide, you can purchase a 12oz bag of coffee and avoid the need for measuring out coffee on a digital scale. While freshly ground coffee will provide the best coffee taste, you can also use pre-ground coffee in order to eliminate the need for a coffee grinder.

The Grind Level
When preparing to make a cold brew with a toddy, we recommend grinding your coffee to a standard grind level or coarse grind level. This will allow the proper level of extraction from the coffee grounds, which will bring out the flavor and tasting notes of the coffee beans.

The Process
To begin making cold brew coffee with a Toddy coffee brewing system, start by inserting the small stopper into the bottom of the brewing system. Take the small inside filter out, wet it, and place it back into the bottom of the brewing system. Ensure that the filter is level in the brewing system, so that the coffee will extract correctly and precisely during the dripping part of the process.

Next, add one cup of water into the bottom of the brewing system. Pour six ounces of coffee grounds into the water, then slowly pour three more cups of water over the grounds in a circular motion.

Wait five minutes and allow the coffee to soak in the water. Then, add six more ounces of coffee grounds.

Wait five more minutes, then add the last three cups of water. Throughout this whole process, make sure that you do not stir the coffee grounds and water at all. Ensure that the coffee grounds are wet on top.

Allow the coffee and water mixture to brew at room temperature for 12-24 hours.

When the cold brew mixture has finished brewing, place the glass decanter underneath the brewing system. Remove the stopper carefully, allowing the coffee to drip slowing into the glass decanter.

Once the coffee has finished dripping into the glass decanter, your cold brew concentrate is ready for your enjoyment! This concentrate should stay fresh for up to two weeks in your fridge.

To prepare a cup of cold brew coffee, simply fill a cup halfway with the concentrate. Then, fill the cup to 3/4 full with water, then fill the rest of the cup with ice. If you’d prefer, you can add milk and sugar to sweeten the coffee drink.

Enjoy your ice-cold cup of cold brew coffee!

Cold Brew Brewing Guide: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with a Toddy

Hope and a Home for Arcelia

Hope and a Home for Arcelia

Siguatepeque, Honduras—Arcelia never imagined she would be raising her three kids alone. Working multiple jobs never seemed to bring in enough money to provide a safe, consistent place for her family to call home.

Arcelia was discouraged. She continued striving to make her income stretch—always thinking of her children’s needs. She worried about the costs of her son’s education and her daughter’s medical care. It seemed as though hope of a better life for herself and her children would always stay just beyond her reach.  

After Arcelia had resigned herself to a life of poverty and substandard living conditions, HOPE Coffee partnered with a Christian organization in Arcelia’s community and began to build. As the volunteers laid the foundations of her new home, they began the process of rebuilding hope that was once lost. The volunteers expressed the love of Jesus to Arcelia in a very real and tangible way.

  • Arcelia and her kids

    Arcelia and her kids

  • Day 1

    Day 1

  • Day 2

    Day 2

  • Day 2

    Day 2

  • Day 2

    Day 2

  • Completed House

    Completed House

Arcelia had been walking with Jesus for years. She’d heard about God’s love for her countless times in church. After seeing the faces of the volunteers who partnered with HOPE Coffee to help build her home, she confidently proclaimed, “I’m seeing the face of Jesus in them”.

After living with others for so long, Arcelia and her three beautiful children sleep safely in their own home tonight.  Arcelia said it best when she exclaimed, “All I can say is thank you”.

At HOPE Coffee we echo Arcelia’s words: all we can say is thank you. By serving HOPE Coffee in your organization you serve the love of Jesus Christ to people like Arcelia.

That’s what it means to Serve Better©.

Watch the video below to see Arcelia’s incredible story.

Thank you to the Fundacion Melodias de Esperanza in Siquatepeque, Honduras for their partnership in this project.

Music used by permission:  Rivers and Robots – “Shepherd of My Soul” and “Home”

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Application for Spiritual and Humanitarian Help

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Please fill out this form to request spiritual and humanitarian assistance. Through the process of filling out this application, you will be able to explain the need in your community as well as understand the process of receiving help from HOPE Coffee.

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Office Coffee Packs

 

Office Coffee Packs

Serve better and change lives by choosing to brew HOPE Coffee in your office!

HOPE Coffee Office Packs make office coffee easy!  You are free to order online as needed, or set up a recurring monthly order of your favorite HOPE Coffee products, bundled into one low price with shipping included.  With our monthly Office Packs option your order will ship automatically – no need to run to the store and no need to reorder!

Make your coffee service easy again with HOPE Coffee!

If you brew Single Serve Cups for Keurig:

2 Boxes (24 Cups) a Month – $24.54

3 Boxes (36 Cups) a Month – $34.31

4 Boxes (48 Cups) a Month – $43.24

6 Boxes (72 Cups) a Month – $67.36

8 Boxes (96 Cups) a Month – $85.64

Additional Quantities Available
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If you brew airpots (1.5 L – 2.9 L):

25 2.5oz Packets a Month – $43.25

50 2.5oz Packets a Month – $86.50

75 2.5oz Packets a Month – $114.75

 100 2.5oz Packets a Month – $153.00

Additional quantities available. Prices may vary by roast.
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Family Faith

Family Faith

A strong wind had destroyed the metal roof on Mauricio and Tule’s home​,​ leaving their family without adequate protection.  For years, Mauricio would not allow his family to attend church because he did not trust Christians,​ and​ so when a local pastor approached ​his​ family ​and volunteered to help build a new cement roof on their home as a servant evangelism project through HOPE Coffee, Maurico was a bit surprised.

However, as the church members talked with the family, they shared that Jesus was the reason why they wanted to help.  Soon all of his kids trusted in Jesus!  After some hesitation, Mauricio accepted the church’s help, and it wasn’t long before both his and his wife’s hearts began to soften.  As the local church members worked alongside his family to complete the roofing project, both he and his wife trusted in Jesus as well! 

Mauricio has asked for prayer for his neighbors that they would soon see Christ’s love through his family’s newfound faith and trust in Jesus.

Pictured above: Pastor Ignacio Martinez with Mauricio and Tule’s kids.

Martina Receives Shelter & Eternal Life

Martina Receives Shelter & Eternal Life

Two churches join together to show the love of Christ

In June 2017 HOPE Coffee partnered with two churches in Puebla, Mexico, to construct a home for Martina, the mother of two teen boys. She did not have a permanent place to live and her existing living conditions were very poor. She also did not have faith in Jesus.

Pastor Juan Rodriguez of the Obreros del Rey church had heard of Martina’s situation and was moved by the Spirit to help her and her two boys. Pastor Juan engaged members of his church, as well as one other church in the community, to rally together to show the love of Christ by building this family a house.

As work began on Martina’s house, many who had dedicated their time and talents to the project were impacted. Over the summer the house began to take shape. Each week Martina and her boys witnessed the love shown to them through these two churches, and they began to realize the source of their love. Attending one of the church services in early September, Martina and her boys put their faith in Christ!

Pastor Juan saw a need for shelter, and love filled his heart to share with a single mother and her two boys. HOPE Coffee provided the resources to build the shelter. And as a result, two churches were united in their efforts, many of those involved increased their faith, and Martina and her teen boys received a new home and eternal life.

Rejoicing in the Harvest Season

Rejoicing in the Harvest Season

Manuel and Maria Trust in Jesus!

1 Corinthians 3:6 ” I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.”

Pastor Joaquin Guerrero learned about the ministry of HOPE Coffee on June 29th at a pastor’s meeting where Abelardo was sharing about meeting needs for unsaved people in the community as a way to share the gospel. Immediately Pastor Joaquin began working with his church to find a family in their community whom they could serve in this way.

In mid-August, Pastor Joaquin met Manuel and Maria and learned of their need of a roof and electricity for their home. The seed of the gospel was planted and watered as the church members shared the gospel with Manuel and Maria and their three little kids—Evelyn, Aime and Irving. In early October, the church started the process of planning and buying materials in preparation for a November launch date for this project. On October 15, 2017, both Manuel and Maria trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior! We are so thankful for partnerships like this where HOPE Coffee can encourage and provide ways for the local church to meet basic needs and share the gospel. The gospel was planted and watered and God gave the increase! Praise God for His Harvest!

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