What is Coffee vs Gangs?


For young Hondurans, gangs are a constant threat. Joining one may seem like the only option for survival. In 2014, Kenco started a project to make a difference, offering young people the chance of a better life, by training them to be independent coffee farmers with the skills to grow great quality Kenco beans.  

The first students are now building businesses of their own, backed by funding from Kenco. We are now in our third year of the programme, teaching a whole new set of students to become independent coffee farmers, producing delicious coffee beans. 

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Class of 2017: A Snapshot

Class of 2015 AND 2016

In 2014, Kenco started Coffee vs Gangs and turned a group of young people into coffee makers of the future. Now we are proudly in the 3rd year of the programme! Watch this video to hear stories from our previous students.

News stories

The Irish Times

A journey away from deportation and crime

On a return trip to Honduras to the Coffee vs Gangs project, we find a new group of students eager to make their mark in the world.

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The Telegraph

Open for business

The first year of students has now graduated and are ready to take their new skills into the real world. This news article takes a look at how one graduate, Enrique, progresses now he's running a farm of his own.

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