Why Coffee?

Coffee Connection

In 1996, Grounds for Health was founded by a member of the coffee industry who recognized that thousands of women in coffee-growing communities were dying needlessly from cervical cancer.

There is no connection between coffee and cervical cancer. There is, however, a definite correlation between rural areas—places where coffee is grown—and cervical cancer rates. Women in these areas do not have access to adequate screening and treatment services that could save their lives.

Grounds for Health partners with coffee cooperatives and communities to ensure these women gain access to the best possible care.

Coffee is the second largest commodity in the world (behind only oil).
125 million people work in coffee production1.
Women make up over 70% of the workforce that picks, sorts and processes coffee2.

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