A Cup A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!


A sailing hospital. A vessel of hope.

Doctors’ Choice™ is a sponsor of the sailing hospital, Mercy Ships.Their state-of-the-art facilities offer clean water,  reliable electricity and care centers. Because more than 75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city, they're able to sail a modern hospital ship with a crew of 450 volunteers directly to people who lack access to first-rate medical care. Mercy Ships has performed over 74,400 lifesaving surgeries since 1978 Mercy Ships has visited 575 ports since 1978. A ship is the most efficient platform to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to regions where clean water, electricity, medical facilities and personnel is limited or nonexistent. And, because more than 75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city, they can reach more people who need care.


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    Many of the 30,000 Guaymi Indian families in Panama depend on the Boquete Gesha harvest season for their livelihood. The Guaymi Indians are vital to the success of a coffee plantation and many farms value their contributions. Their earning is approximately $1.50 per lata, and often is the case that the entire family participates, including the children who pitch in to help. If it weren't for them, many of the farms we buy from would not otherwise be able to provide in return to their workers and families the benefit of having nurseries, nutritional meals and educational programs for children while their parents work hand picking the cherry beans.

    Some plantations even provide medical and dental visits, bonuses and a Christmas toy to each child. 

    {Doctors' Choice™, chooses to work with progressive farms such as these to promote the health of each worker and to preserve their families from lack of shelter, food and supplies, which benefits also the farmers who are then able to secure the finest workers every season.}

    With annual worldwide production of coffee exceeding 100 million bags and offering up enough java for every person on earth to slurp 100 cups a year, Panama is emerging as a world leader in the coffee market.

    From article written by By Cherrye Moore, Pan Am Publishing S.A. Republic of Panama 2011.

     

     

      While we have good reason to believe that our coffees are richer, tastier and healthier than 98 % of the coffee that’s produced in the world today, our hope is not to compete with any ordinary or even great coffee, but to set the pace for a new and higher standard in the tradition of how coffee is prepared before it is brought to the consumer. 
       
      Doctors’ Choice™   
      Specializes in:
      • Making unique and premium beverages that promote health and well being.  
      • Selecting only the finest, and in some cases the rarest, of coffee beans that are Mountain & Shade Grown.
      • Supporting Direct Trade* (direct trade offers the best hope for quality coffee for the consumer and a living wage for the grower). 
      • Roasting via a more time consuming process than traditional ways of roasting to produce a healthier and better tasting bean. 
      • Working to increase the lifespan and quality of life for our farmers, our customers, and for those in great need of medical aid through our sponsoring of Mercy Ships.