Honest to Goodness is thrilled to announce that our Neighbours Blend Premium Organic Coffee has been honoured with the prestigious Clean+Conscious Award.
Here at Honest to Goodness we could not be more proud, as this recognition not only celebrates the exceptional taste of our coffee but also applauds our unwavering commitment to creating a positive social impact. It underscores the profound belief that good coffee can be a catalyst for change, transcending beyond flavour to make a meaningful difference in the world.
The Clean+Conscious judges tested our Neighbours Blend Premium Organic Coffee and provided these amazing feedback:
"Smooth, rich and tasty – this blend was good enough that I stopped going to my local coffee shop! I also love that the profits go to Project Timor, which supports women in their local community."
– Sarah Berry – Clean+Conscious Panel Judge 2023
"The smell of this coffee is amazing. I tried the plunger grind and it was thick, dark and smooth. A really nice cup of coffee. Plus, the company’s social responsibility goals are really impressive. I am impressed by everything! A company that not only gives back 100% of profits but also seeks to reduce their footprint at every level."
– Lucy Cousins - Clean+Conscious Panel Judge 2023
“As soon as I opened the bag there was an amazing aroma. Really tasty blend, rich in flavour, had a nice lingering aftertaste. A great coffee to wake up to in the morning! Clean ingredients and I love that they are ethically sourced.”
– Samantha Gilmore - Clean+Conscious Panel Judge 2023
Making a Difference Through Coffee
Our Honest to Goodness Neighbours Blend Premium Organic Coffee goes beyond being a delicious brew; it serves as a catalyst for positive change.
Underpinned by our heartfelt mission of "Tastes good, does good", we are proud to reveal that, as of October 2023, we have already raised and donated just over $16,750 AUD for Project Timor.
This initiative is aimed at providing young women in the community of Maliana, Timor Leste, with access to quality education and essential nourishment.
Why Project Timor
The genesis of our commitment to Project Timor began in 2019 when Lily, the eldest daughter of Honest to Goodness' founders, embarked on a transformative school immersion trip to Timor Leste at the age of 16.
Witnessing the daily challenges faced by the community left an indelible mark on her, inspiring her to give back. Lily's personal connection to the school and community fuelled her desire to create Neighbours Blend, a coffee that would not only delight the taste buds but also support a meaningful cause.
Contributing to Education in Timor Leste
Access to education is a significant challenge in Timor Leste, where just 18% of Timorese girls graduate high school. Honest to Goodness is proud to be associated with efforts to educate the young women of Timor and has committed to donating 100% of the profits from Neighbours Blend Coffee to Project Timor.
Coffee plays a pivotal role in this endeavour, as Timor Leste is renowned for its coffee industry. By growing and selling coffee locally, the community benefits from trade and consumption offshore, with profits reinvested to support the education of its children.
With the funds raised thus far through the Neighbours Blend Coffee we were already able to cover the cost of two scholarships for 12 months at Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL). Alicia (Nutrition & Dietetics) and Esperanca (Biomedical Science) are both in their fourth-year studies and we have been able to give them an allowance that covers rent, tuition fees, textbooks, stationery, daily travel and other living expenses.
But this is just the beginning! Only 2.1% of girls from a rural area such as Maliana in Timor Leste have the opportunity to receive a tertiary education and we are committed to keep supporting more girls achieving a higher education.
Join Us in Making a Difference
In a world where conscious choices can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need, it's heartening to see younger generations of consumers more focused than ever on shaping their shopping choices for the betterment of the environment and society. This growing trend demonstrates that consumers are not only seeking exceptional products but also seeking to contribute to social and environmental causes.
We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey to make a positive impact in the world. Whether you choose to purchase our coffee or simply spread the word about our mission, your support matters. With each cup of Neighbours Blend Premium Organic Coffee, you become a force for meaningful change.
Your choice of a simple cup of coffee can be a catalyst for a better world.
Extra tip: Christmas is just around the corner so why not gift our Neighbours Blend Premium Organic Coffee to your loved ones? Share the joy of exquisite taste and giving back and make this Christmas one to remember!