How coffee can send some local teens on the adventure of a lifetime

Two years ago, a team of Scriber Lake High School students had an adventure they won’t soon forget. They traveled to Costa Rica and worked with a non-profit group to help preserve the endangered Leatherback turtles.

A new group of students is trying to do the same thing next month and they’re on the verge of raising enough money. Each of the 11 students and their teacher has committed to raising the $2,333 fee required for the trip. So far they have $21,000 out of $26,000.

“This will be the first taste of international travel, or any travel for that matter, for most of these students,” teacher Chris Brown said. “There is nothing I would like more than to see passports in their hands and an experience like this under their belts to expand the shape of their horizons by creating real understanding of people and events outside their local world.”

You can put them over the top simply by buying some coffee.

Tortuga Coffee is purchased from Costa Rican farmers who receive living wages, family medical/dental services, high interest savings and low interest loans.

To order, go to and select “Scriber Lake High School” from the drop-down menu. You will also have the option of selecting a specific individual’s name to receive credit for the sale. Orders are shipped directly to your home or office. The group will receive $4 for every bag sold in Scriber’s name. To make other donations, contact Chris Brown at or 425-431-5827.

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