You can now measure your coffee with coffee, thanks to de Palo Products, who produced delightful scoops made from the wood of Honduran coffee trees.
The scoops were designed by Eduar Funez, a carpenter who wants to use his trade as a means to provide additional income to other individuals in the rural Lake Yojoa region of Honduras. Team up with Kaleb and Stacey Eldridge of Heart to Honduras, Funez’s de Palo coffee wood scoops are the means to that end. Each scoop, roughly the volume of a tablespoon, is handmade by local artisans that work directly with Funez who are paid “at least legal minimum wage,” which de Palo states to be “double the average salary of local agricultural laborers.”
And there’s a sustainability component as well. Per de Palo, farmers in Honduras regular cut back coffee trees to their stump every decade or so as part of a process called coppicing. This large-scale pruning allows the farms to “maintain optimal production” year after year. This wood is normally discarded or burned, but with the new scoops, the chopped down coffee tree has turned into another revenue source.
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