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Building New Hope
Address: 305 34th Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Email Address: coffee@buildingnewhope.org
Phone: 412-421-1625
About Us
Building New Hope is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh and Nicaragua.

In Nicaragua, we partner with a worker-owned organic coffee cooperative, operate two supplemental schools for at-risk youth, and provide high school scholarships for students in need. In Pittsburgh, we engage with local schools and universities, faith groups, farmers, non-profits, community groups, and businesses to promote healthy ecosystems and to spread awareness about how fair trade relationships can help to reduce poverty and inequalities. Our reach may be broad but our mission is simple: help those in need by providing educational opportunities and fair prices for goods and services.
Practices
The coffee is certified organically grown by the OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association). It is also environmentally sustainable as the plants grow under a canopy of wooded trees, reducing soil erosion and maintaining the biologically diverse habitat for plants, migratory birds and other wildlife. This worker-owned cooperative pays the farmers 50% above the official fair trade world price. The coffee is hand picked, washed, patio sun-dried, and then carefully selected for market. Last, it is roasted locally at 19 Coffee Company in Washington, PA.