El Cafe/Coffee: Making Choices that Lift Up our Neighbors


Coffee is a gift that Central America has provided the world for hundreds of years. While the cultivation of coffee includes a history of exploitation, many coffee drinkers today are seeking to make their cups sustainable and ethically sourced.


Coffee is a good reminder that our actions have implications for people around the world. If we orient our lives towards promoting just care for all people, we will make choices that lift up our neighbors and support their wellbeing. No matter what you drink to start your day, whether it be coffee, tea, or a fruit smoothie, think about the person who harvested the drink you love. Pause each morning this month to be thankful for them and offer a prayer that God would bless their lives and family.


If you are looking for another way to support ENLACE, consider joining our coffee program. Every month, you will receive ethically sourced, fairly traded coffee beans delivered to your doorstep! All the proceeds go to communities and families in Central America.


This reflection is one of a series called El Peregrinaje or Pilgrimage. Each blog in this series offers meditations on words in Spanish and English and include brilliant photos of daily life taken during a month-long pilgrimage across El Salvador in September 2021 by Jordan Shive and Micaela Bueno. The meditations were written by Michelle Negron Bueno and Micaela Bueno and compiled in the 2022 Enlace calendar.

From the soothing sound of pattering rain to the knitting together of communities woven together in peace and God’s love, we hope you can join us in considering everyday things with a mind of worship. They hope that their words would allow you to marvel at the beauty of life while also reflecting on your own journey.

Learn more about the El Peregrinaje / The Pilgrimage Blog Series!

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