As a tree is a source of life, we want to use specialty coffee to give life in three ways…

Empower our farmers. End human trafficking. Engage the community.
Cinnamon Spice & All Things Nice

Have you tried our apple chai-der muffins, pecan pie latte, pumpkin spice cake, or our swiss water processed decaf coffee? All here for a limited time for this fall season!
Mark Your Calendar - November Events
Coffee 101 Class - Lunch & Learn
Rachel Dirrim, Three Tree Intern, is teaching a Coffee 101 class on Tuesday, November 13 at 12-1:30 p.m. in the treehouse. Rachel's students will enjoy lunch while enhancing their coffee knowledge. 

Rachel will cover a variety of topics including the coffee beverages available at our shop & their variations, how we brew our coffee, and the dynamic of a coffee bean as it travels from bean to cup.
Free Coffee 4 Free People
Katie Fisher, Three Tree Intern, is hosting Free Coffee 4 Free People on Friday, November 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The night will include swing dancing, a speaker from Out of Darkness, and a panel of individuals from anti-sex trafficking organizations.

“I would love to get the opportunity to share my passion of swing dancing and a chance to invite the community into our mission to end human trafficking."  -- Katie
Barista Olympics

Brandon Cmelik, Three Tree Intern, is hosting the Barista Olympics on Friday, November 30. The night will begin at 7 p.m. with a competitive latte art competition between Three Tree baristas. There will be live music, good times, s'mores, and a bonfire.

“It’s gonna be a chill time to relax and see good friends & have good conversations. I’m looking forward to seeing which barista wins the latte art competition because I’m excited to learn from them.”  -- Brandon

Our Mission
By now, you probably know that we are Three Tree Coffee and we have a three-way mission to empower the farmer, end human trafficking, and engage the community. But, what does that really mean?

Our purpose, which fuels our passion for coffee, is to end human trafficking. We can't do this without empowering farmers and engaging our community. 
Human Trafficking -- Slavery

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, human trafficking is "a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will." There are many forms of human trafficking including organ trafficking, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking. 

There is a false stigma that human trafficking only occurs overseas, but major interstates and airports make large cities like Atlanta a hub for human trafficking. 
  • Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex trade. 
  • Nearly 30 million people are held as modern-day slaves.
  • 1 in 5 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime.
  • 9 out of 10 people working in pornography are victims of sex trafficking.
If you are interested in learning more or are passionate about the mission to end human trafficking, be sure to attend our Free Coffee 4 Free People Event on Friday, November 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Empowerment is the act of selflessly giving someone the authority, knowledge, or tools to do something with power while investing in them the ability to impact change. The opposite of empowerment is exploitation, which removes an individual's power for the exploiter's personal gain.

Coffee and crops have an unfortunate history of exploitation. Farmers have no representation on the market, so they are forced to sell their coffee at rates as low as $0.20 per pound. Farmers have been forced to sell their children into labor trafficking in foreign countries, despite their unawareness of the situation.

Three Tree sells specialty coffee to ensure farmers are paid a fair wage for their coffee at the global Fair Trade rate. When farmers are empowered, they are aware of their value and options, so they can choose to fight against human trafficking. We train farmers on quality practices so that they can bring their coffee up to its intrinsic value and be independent of Three Tree.

When you hear a farmer's story you are opening yourself up to be empowered by the farmer. Individuals realize that it matters where they buy things from after hearing real, vulnerable stories. This mobilizes individuals to know and share this information through relationships. This is the purpose of empowerment in life and in our mission to end human trafficking. 
Community Engagement

Empowering our farmers allows them to engage with their communities and raise awareness about the reality of human trafficking, which directly helps fight the issue overseas. In the same way, we are able to engage our community by sharing the farmers' stories and statistics about human trafficking. Change cannot be impacted if the community is not involved through engagement. Three Tree actively engages the community of Statesboro and we strive to raise awareness towards our mission.
You Can End Human Trafficking
  1. Adjust buying habits.
    • Be aware of what you are purchasing and how companies pay their workers. You could be empowering a company to participate in labor trafficking.
    • Purchase Fair Trade items. All of the items in our shop are Fair Trade.
    • Take the Human Trafficking Footprint Quiz to learn how many slaves work for you. You will be shocked.
  2. Be aware of what you watch.
    • Feeding a sex culture increases sex trafficking. 
    • Every second, $3,075.64 is spent on pornography.
  3. Raise Awareness.
    • Share farmers' stories and shocking statistics on human trafficking. 
    • Encourage others to take the Human Trafficking Footprint Quiz. Share your results.
If you see any suspicious activity regarding human trafficking, call 1 - 888 - 373 - 7888.
How Many Slaves Work For You?
Fair Trade Coffee
Ethiopia, Limmu 12 oz
Ethiopia, Limmu 12 oz
Kenya, Thaitu Estate, 8 oz
Kenya, Thaitu Estate, 8 oz
Guatemalan, Carmona 12oz
Guatemalan, Carmona 12oz
Honduras, Ecarnación 12 oz
Honduras, Ecarnación 12 oz
Let's do BRUNCH

Just a reminder, we serve brunch every Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don't miss some of our fall favorites including pumpkin spice waffles with a brown sugar butter sauce and pecans on top (left) and pumpkin & bacon cinnabiscuits with a maple glaze (right).
In October...
Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

We are fairly certain you missed a good time if you didn't stop by our booth at the 57th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

You missed out on espresso drinks, coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, 
cinnabiscuits, & more specialty fair items. 

Yes, we are having fair withdrawals too.

Charleston Coffee Cup

Last weekend, we went to Charleston for a special event. The Charleston Coffee Cup is a regional convention and competition with roasters from all over the country.

We didn't win the latte art competition, but we had a blast, made new friends in the coffee community and got awesome feedback on our coffee! 

"I had multiple people come up to me and say it was the best coffee."
-- Philip Klayman, Three Tree Founder
A Warm Welcome

We are excited to welcome Doc and Trevor into our Three Tree family! If you see either of them around the shop, be sure to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our barista team.

You may recognize Trevor... he was originally hired to work farmers markets after his internship last year, so we are excited to have him as a barista around the shop.
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Statesboro, GA 30458
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