BioCafe- Costa Rica's First Youth Run Coffee Company
After completing an 18-week business course, developing a sound business plan for a theoretical company and winning a national competition for youth entrepreneurship, a group of inspiring youth from Biolley decided to make their dream a reality. With World Connect's support, BioCafe will become Costa Rica's first youth run coffee company. The project will be socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. It will create jobs for youth, utilize biodegradable packaging and promote sustainable coffee farming practices. A number of larger businesses and coffee-focused organizations in this coffee producing region will be mentoring the youth, ensuring they are properly trained to process, roast and bag the coffee and will introduce them to potential buyers.