LEMONAID & ChariTea
Lemonaid and ChariTea have invented a new kind of social drinking with their organic soft drinks.
Their juices and teas create real positive social change. Money from every bottle goes into the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation, an organisation supporting local initiatives in the regions their growers are from – parts of the world that are disadvantaged in the global economy.
Run in partnership with local organisations, these initiatives improve social, economic and ecological structures. They all have one main goal: for every person to have access to independent, self-determined and sustainable livelihoods.
So far the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation has raised an impressive €4 million. Every drink you buy from them helps that figure keep rising and the social initiatives keep thriving.
Lemonaid and ChariTea’s commitment to supporting farming communities also shows up in how they source ingredients for their drinks. They pay higher prices for raw ingredients, are Fairtrade certified and personally get to know their local farmers and their working conditions, discovering what goes into growing their ingredients and the hidden stories behind them.
Paul Bethke and Jakob Berndt quit their day jobs and took the leap into social entrepreneurship back in 2008. It was in a kitchen in Hamburg that they first started crafting drinks recipes together.
After much juicing, mixing and brewing, they got their friends together for a taste-test party, using people’s feedback to finetune the recipes. By the end of the night, they had what would become the first Lemonaid and ChariTea drinks.