Malala Coffee

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Ever since starting an online branding service  with two of my good friends Ryan and Yuki, we’ve taken on projects of all shapes and sizes. Our team is small and we think it’s perfect, our minds are  always in sync and our trust in each other lead  Ryan to kickstart another brand: Malala Coffee. One thing that motivates us to get out of bed every morning is knowing that we have the  opportunity to change the world in the smallest ways. This is what Malala Coffee does for us.

Malala Coffee is more than a great organic coffee and a caffeine fix; it’s  hope.

It’s hope to the farmers we pay 2x the normal market rate. It’s hope to the consumer that coffee is being bought at a fair market rate. And finally, given that the brand is so heavily inspired by the work of Malala Yousafzai, the biggest aim is to give hope to tens of thousands of young girls in the 3rd world, the conservation projects we support and the regions hit with natural disasters who have no hope.

This is one of the major projects we’ve been working on throughout the year and it continues to grow day by day. I keep a tiny  jar of Malala Coffee beans on my desk to remind myself of how small a product can be to  create a large impact  on  the world. Also, they smell great! The beans are roasted in 4 different countries, each embody  a certain characteristic to it.

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Visit the Malala Coffee website to see our range, our thinking and our team!

A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I document life in the creative field and endless travels with friends and family

Design had evolved naturally, as a passion and a lifestyle beginning at an early age when I made trips back to the motherland, Indonesia, I experienced the surroundings and the lifestyle that was vastly different from what I was used to. I found myself passing by villages where children made their own toys with whatever was left around them; scrap metal, bits of cloth, banana leaves, and even cigarette butts. Despite this, the children were happy and proud with anything they created.

This image struck me and forever inspires me to contribute my skills to places that need it the most. Design helps me make decisions, while art helps me take risks. Both areas reward me with opportunities to create something impactful and everlasting!