Cafe Don Oscar is a coffee grown organically to assure a fresh taste, and to help maintain the health of our communities. The project is community based and it’s mission is to create jobs for our youth. The coffee starts its’ journey back in Mexico, where it is grown organically. The project is part of a fair trade agreement, which means that the farmers are paid for every cent of their hard work. After its grown, the coffee beans are exported to the US, where they reach their destination, Chicago. Once in Chicago, the coffee beans are taken to the community of Humboldt Park, where trained students roast and prepare the coffee for distribution. Once ready to sell, the coffee is delivered by students on bikes, because keeping the world clean is a priority. Everything from marketing to design is done by students of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School (PACHS). This gives teenagers a chance to gain experience in many fields and possibly inspire them towards choosing a career.
Donations towards the project are gratefully accepted. Your donation helps students and contributes toward the campaign to free Oscar Lopez Rivera. Oscar is a Puerto Rican political prisoner and one of the co-founders of PACHS. The community of Humboldt Park, the Puerto Rican diaspora and Puerto Rican civil society desire his release, after 31 years, its time to bring him home!