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Education, Health, Community and Environment

Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) extends beyond our coffee beans. We believe in making a positive impact on the world around us, and to that, we have established four pillars that guide our CSR initiatives: Education, Health, Community, and Environment. These pillars represent our unwavering dedication to creating a better society and nurturing a sustainable future.

We firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential of individuals and communities. Through our CSR programs, we strive to support educational initiatives that empower and uplift. Whether it's providing traineeships to deserving students, partnering with local schools to enhance educational resources, or organizing workshops and mentorship programs, we are committed to fostering a culture of learning and personal growth.

The well-being of our community is extremely important to us. In line with this pillar, we actively engage in initiatives that promote health and wellness. From supporting healthcare centers and clinics to organizing health awareness campaigns, we strive to ensure that individuals have access to the resources and knowledge they need to lead healthy lives. By investing in the health of our communities, we believe in building a foundation for a brighter and more vibrant future.

We value the power of community and the strength that comes from coming together. Through our CSR initiatives, we actively participate in community-building projects that foster inclusivity and social cohesion. We engage in volunteer activities, sponsor local events, and collaborate with community organizations to address the unique needs of the areas in which we operate. By supporting community development, we aim to create spaces where individuals can thrive and flourish.

Preserving the environment is our responsibility. As a coffee company, we understand the impact our industry can have on the planet. That is why we are dedicated to minimizing our ecological footprint through sustainable practices. From sourcing ethically and promoting fair trade to implementing eco-friendly packaging and waste management systems, we strive to protect and conserve the environment. Through our CSR initiatives, we also support environmental conservation projects and raise awareness about the importance of sustainable living.

These four pillars of Education, Health, Community, and Environment are the guiding force behind our CSR endeavors at Expat.Roasters. By integrating these principles into our business practices, we aim to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the world around us. We invite you to join us on this journey of creating positive change and fostering a brighter future for all.

Unleashing the Power of Education: Empowering Lives, One Barista at a Time

In the realm of social responsibility, where the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) point 4, Quality Education, takes center stage, Expat.Roasters has embarked on a transformative journey. Teaming up with the Bali Children Foundation, a beacon of hope for thousands of children seeking a brighter future, we are rewriting the script of education and opportunity.

In a world where access to quality education remains a distant dream for many, we have taken a bold step towards bridging the gap. Together with the Bali Children Foundation, we have established a partnership that transcends mere charity. It is an alliance built on the firm belief that education has the power to uplift individuals and transform communities.

We have opened our doors, not only to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee but also to the potential of young minds yearning for knowledge. Through our Barista Training Program, we have crafted a unique opportunity for aspiring individuals to gain a deep understanding of the coffee industry, free of charge.

The journey begins with a week-long intensive barista training course, where these eager learners immerse themselves in the art and science of coffee making. From the delicate balance of espresso extraction to the mesmerizing patterns of latte art, we unlock the secrets of the trade, nurturing their passion and refining their skills.

But our commitment doesn't end there. We understand the significance of practical experience, the magic that happens when theory meets reality. Hence, we extend our hands and hearts to the trainees, welcoming them into our brewbar for three months of on-the-job training. It is here that they put their newfound knowledge to the test, serving customers, perfecting their techniques, and witnessing firsthand the transformative power of a well-crafted cup of coffee.

Throughout this immersive experience, we provide monthly assessments, guiding and mentoring our trainees every step of the way. Our aim is not only to develop skilled baristas but also to nurture individuals who embody the spirit of dedication, resilience, and professionalism.

With each batch that graduates from our Barista Training Program, we witness the unfolding of dreams and the birth of opportunities. These individuals, armed with knowledge and confidence, are equipped to shape their own destiny, secure employment, and contribute to the well-being of their communities.

The impact of our Traineeship Plan goes beyond the walls of our brewbar. It ripples through generations, igniting a spark of hope in the hearts of those who dare to dream. Through education, we create a ripple effect that transforms not just the lives of individuals but also the very fabric of society.

We believe that education is not a privilege but a fundamental right. By partnering with the Bali Children Foundation, we are proud to stand at the forefront of change, empowering lives, one barista at a time. Together, let us redefine the narrative of education, breaking barriers and creating a future where knowledge knows no bounds.


Blood Donor
Supporting SDG 3: Promoting Health and Well-being through Organized Blood Donation

We recognize the critical role of healthcare in creating a sustainable and prosperous society. As a socially responsible company, we are dedicated to supporting Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) - "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages." One of the ways we contribute to this goal is by actively participating in organized blood donation drives. In collaboration with the Indonesia Red Cross, we donate blood every three months to address the pressing issue of blood shortage and promote public awareness about the importance of this life-saving act.

The Blood Shortage Challenge in Indonesia:
Indonesia, like many countries, faces a significant challenge in meeting the demand for blood supply. Recent data reveals that the country requires a staggering 5.1 million units of blood each year to cater to the needs of patients in hospitals across the nation. This shortage can have severe consequences for individuals in critical conditions, including those suffering from illnesses, undergoing surgeries, or facing emergencies. Recognizing the urgency of this issue, we have partnered with the Indonesia Red Cross to make a meaningful impact.

Our Partnership with the Indonesia Red Cross:
Through our collaboration with the Indonesia Red Cross, we actively participate in organized blood donation drives every three months. This partnership allows us to contribute to the national blood supply, ensuring that hospitals have the necessary resources to save lives. By aligning our efforts with the Red Cross, we leverage their expertise in efficiently collecting, processing, and distributing donated blood, enabling us to make a tangible difference in addressing the blood shortage challenge.

Promoting Public Awareness:
While organizing blood donation drives is crucial, we also understand that raising public awareness is vital to solving the long-term issue of blood shortage. Internally, we actively promote the advantages of blood donation among our employees, clients, and the wider community. By educating and engaging individuals about the significance of blood donation, we strive to foster a culture of compassion and civic responsibility. We believe that by empowering more people to donate blood, we can save more lives and create a healthier society.


Employees Counseling
Supporting SDG 3: Empowering Mental Health Advocacy Through Professional Consultations

As part of our dedication to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) - "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages," we have taken a proactive approach in supporting mental health advocacy. In this article, we will explore how we provide free professional consultations to our team members, enabling them to focus on their mission of spreading mental health awareness to the community.

Empowering Our Team's Mental Health Journey:
We recognize that mental health plays a crucial role in overall well-being, and supporting our team members in their mental health journey is of utmost importance. As an organization, we have taken the initiative to provide free professional consultations to our employees. These consultations are facilitated by qualified mental health professionals who offer guidance, support, and resources tailored to individual needs. By prioritizing their mental health, we empower our team to not only take care of themselves but also to advocate for mental health awareness in the community.

Fostering a Supportive Environment:
Our commitment to mental health extends beyond providing consultations. We believe in creating a supportive work environment where mental well-being is valued and prioritized. We actively encourage open conversations about mental health, breaking the stigma surrounding it. Through awareness campaigns, training sessions, and educational resources, we equip our employees with the knowledge and tools to recognize the importance of mental health and address it effectively.

Enabling Focus on Spreading Mental Health Awareness:
By providing our team members with free professional consultations, we ensure that they receive the necessary support to focus on their mission of spreading mental health awareness to the community. These consultations serve as a vital resource, offering guidance and strategies for personal growth and self-care. Our employees are empowered to become ambassadors of mental health, armed with the knowledge and personal experiences to advocate for positive mental well-being in their interactions with others.

Impact and Continual Growth:
The impact of our initiative is multi-faceted. Not only does it improve the mental well-being of our team members, but it also enhances their ability to effectively raise awareness and advocate for mental health in the community. By prioritizing mental health and providing the necessary support, we contribute to the achievement of SDG 3, creating a society where mental well-being is valued, understood, and accessible to all.


Used Coffee Grounds
Embracing Responsible Consumption: Recycling Coffee Grounds for a Sustainable Future

Our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) point 12, Responsible Consumption, drives us to take concrete actions towards preserving the environment. Through our innovative recycling program, we have found a creative way to repurpose used coffee grounds and significantly reduce waste. In 2022, we had been repurposing more than a ton of our used coffee grounds to be valuable products which we believe we have in charge of making the world a better place to live! 

Reducing Waste and Giving Coffee Grounds a New Life:
Every day, countless coffee grounds are discarded, destined for landfills. However, we saw an opportunity to transform this waste into a valuable resource. Recycling coffee grounds not only minimizes waste but also allows us to give them a new lease on life. By adopting sustainable practices, we take pride in our ongoing efforts to minimize our environmental footprint.

Tie-Dye Shirts: Collaborating for Waste Innovation:
In our relentless pursuit of waste management innovation, we have partnered with SU-RE.CO, an organization specializing in sustainable fashion. Together, we have developed a unique process to extract pigments from used coffee grounds, which we then utilize for creating tie-dye shirts. By repurposing coffee waste into vibrant dyes, we blend fashion with sustainability.

Unleashing the Power of Innovation: From Coffee Waste to Vibrant Threads
In a world that hungers for change, we refuse to remain stagnant. Fueling our relentless pursuit of waste management innovation, Expat.Roasters has forged a partnership with SU-RE.CO, an organization that shares our burning passion for sustainable movement. Together, we have embarked on a remarkable journey, pushing the boundaries of creativity and revolutionizing the way we perceive coffee waste.

Immersed in a realm where imagination meets possibility, we have discovered a hidden gem within discarded coffee grounds. Through a painstakingly developed process, we extract rich and captivating pigments that weave a mesmerizing tale on every fabric they touch. Our revolutionary approach breathes new life into the mundane, transforming coffee waste into a vibrant symphony of colors.

Jiwa Garden: Utilizing Used Coffee Grounds as Organic Fertilizer:
In our quest for sustainable solutions, we have formed an exciting partnership with Jiwa Garden, a renowned organic farming initiative. Through this collaboration, we have discovered a remarkable use for our used coffee grounds and coffee chaff from green beans – as organic fertilizer. This eco-friendly approach promotes plant growth and enriches the soil with vital nutrients, fostering a greener and healthier environment.

The Unexpected Rewards:
Our journey towards environmental responsibility has exceeded our expectations. By recycling coffee grounds, we have not only reduced waste but also harnessed their potential in unforeseen ways. From vibrant tie-dye shirts to organic fertilizer, the versatility of coffee waste has amazed us, reinforcing our commitment to exploring new avenues for sustainable practices.

Annual CSR Report 2022