Can you change the worldwith the coffee you choose?
Absolutely! Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) founded Lost Tribes Coffee Co. to support humanitarian aid and to share the Gospel in poverty-stricken Jewish communities around the world.
Become a monthly partner with JVMI, and you’ll not only help 12, 16, or 30 people a year, you’ll receive regular shipments of some mighty fine coffee as our thank-you!
Abol, the first serving of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony, is a dark roast to start the day.
Tona, the second serving, is a medium roast savored over conversation with friends and family.
Baraka, the third serving, is a light roasted coffee which is translated "to be blessed".
You give: $30 monthly
or $342 annually (5% OFF)
You receive: 4 bags of coffee per year
You help: 12 PEOPLE per year receive much-needed humanitarian and spiritual care.
You give: $40 monthly
or $446 annually (7% OFF)
You receive: 6 bags of coffee per year
You help: 16 PEOPLE per year receive much-needed humanitarian and spiritual care.
You give: $75 monthly
or $810 annually (10% OFF)
You receive: 12 bags of coffee per year
You help: 30 PEOPLE per year receive much-needed humanitarian and spiritual care.
Artisan roasted, 100% Arabica beans embrace hints of citrus, blueberry and chocolate to create this light-bodied, aromatic brew. Buna Bet means coffee house in Amharic, the official language in Ethiopia.
Who Are the "Lost Tribes" of Israel?
The 12 sons of Israel became the 12 tribes of Israel. God freed them from slavery in Egypt and brought them into the land – Israel – that He promised to their forefathers.
Centuries later, after King Solomon died, the Israelites divided their kingdom in two. The north became Israel with 10 tribes. The other two tribes in the south were called Judah.
In 722 BC, Assyria conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel. While many of the 10 Northern tribes emigrated to Judah, some members of these tribes fled, were taken captive or deported to other lands. (See 2 Kings 17:5–6 and 1 Chronicles 5:26.) These became known as the 10 “Lost Tribes.”
Where did they go?
Captives from Israel’s 10 tribes were taken north, south, and east. Some who fled captivity went south into Egypt while others followed trade routes eastward into the Orient, some continuing their migration across the millennia.
Where are they now?
Did they disappear? Did they assimilate into other societies? Were they persecuted and wiped out?
Because of persecution over the centuries in many of the countries in which they now live, many hid their Jewish heritage by practicing their faith in secret. Some are locally known to be Jewish – and suffer prejudice and persecution because of it – but have only recently become known to the rest of the world.
In the last 75 years or so, Jewish communities have become known in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, India, China, and other surprising countries. Even more surprising to some is that members of the "Lost Tribes" living in these countries look like any other people native to these regions.
Even though the “Lost Tribes” are found, the name stuck because it says so much about their history.
What problems do the Lost Tribes face?
Persecution: Persecution can involve everything from insults and spitting to assault, arson and murder in some of the remote places where members of the "Lost Tribes" of Israel live around the world.
Poverty: Some settled in areas of developing nations where resources are scarce and poverty is high.
Superstition: Many people believe ridiculous superstitions about the Jewish people and ostracize and blame them for influencing bad fortune, illness and even death.
No Access to the Gospel: When it comes to sharing the Gospel, Jewish people are often overlooked. But there is no other way for anyone – Jew or Gentile – to be saved. Communities of "Lost Tribes" Jewish people need to hear the Good News of their Messiah, Jesus.
Discrimination: Prejudice against Jewish people in these regions result in them being denied equal opportunity to jobs, business, and access to aid.
Your support changes lives!
Your donation will provide medical care to even more people in the "Lost Tribes" of Israel. By choosing to not receive a regular coffee bag, even more of your gift will go directly to helping provide quality medical care in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
Through your partnership
Sharing the Gospel
Through the Spiritual Care Ministry accompanying Outreaches, Jewish Voice shares the Gospel, provides encouragement and offers compassionate prayer and counseling for the hurting. Over the years, thousands have accepted Jesus as their Messiah.
Medical, Dental and Eye Care
Many Jewish people from the "Lost Tribes" of Israel live in remote, rural places in Africa with little access to medical care. Some areas have no dentist within 300 miles. A simple illness, toothache or injury can easily become a life-threatening infection. Cataracts steal away eyesight every year, forcing already impoverished people to endure even more loss. Jewish Voice conducts Medical Outreaches that have treated an average of 13,000 people each – healing illness, reversing infection, and restoring eyesight.
Clean Water Initiatives
In some of the places Jewish Voice goes, the same source of water is used for bathing, doing laundry, and acquiring drinking water – the same source used by thirsty, dirty animals. Waterborne illnesses are a constant problem. During an Outreach, Jewish Voice teaches short classes about the importance of clean water and hygiene and distributes long-lasting water filters to prevent disease.
Breaking down prejudice
Jewish Voice goes into rural communities because of the Jewish community in an area, but we minister to everyone who comes for help. In this way, the people of the region see that the Jewish people are the reason for this enormous blessing. It causes people to rethink their prejudices and elicits new respect for the Jewish people.
Supporting and training for new congregations
When the short-term Outreach ends and Jewish Voice and its volunteers go home, the ministry doesn’t stop. Partnering in-country congregations supported by Jewish Voice follow up with new Believers and help start new congregations to strengthen and establish these new Believers in their faith. Jewish Voice also provides discipleship and leadership training.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
How did you choose the name Lost Tribes Coffee Co.?
Lost Tribes Coffee Co. is a project of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI), which serves members of the “Lost Tribes of Israel” with humanitarian aid and the Gospel. Lost Tribes Coffee Co. was founded to help fund medical aid and clean water initiatives to Jewish people living in poverty-stricken places like rural Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. These people are often rejected and persecuted by those around them, just for being Jewish. While caring for these people physically, Jewish Voice shares the message of hope found only in the Gospel of the Jewish Messiah, Jesus. That means, with each bag of LTCC coffee, you change lives!
What’s the driving passion behind LTCC?
The vision of Lost Tribes Coffee Co. is the same at that of its founder, Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI): to proclaim the Gospel and see all Israel saved. One of the keys that opens doors toward this is compassionately meeting physical needs. “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.” That’s what JVMI’s President and CEO, Jonathan Bernis, always says. And he’s right! We wholeheartedly want to alleviate physical suffering in these poverty-stricken Jewish communities. At the same time, we recognize that the spiritual side of things is even more critical because the consequences last for eternity.
Where do you get your coffee?
We get our coffee from one of the best places in the world for coffee: Ethiopia – the birthplace of coffee. The 100% Arabica beans come from a single source, grown on a farm at high altitude to produce its fantastic fruity, chocolatey tasting notes. You’ll always have a great cup of coffee with Lost Tribes Coffee Co.
Is the coffee whole beans or ground?
LTCC coffee comes conveniently ground and ready to brew.
How fresh is the coffee? How long will it stay fresh?
Our coffee goes from green beans to roasted to ground and packaged in about four days. Each bag undergoes a process to remove the oxygen, creating an optimal environment that promotes a full 12-month shelf life.
Is Lost Tribes Coffee Co. coffee kosher?
Yes! Our delicious LTCC coffee comes to you via a certified kosher process, observed and approved by a rabbi and adhering to the strict standards of Kosher Check.
What other certifications does LTCC coffee have?
Besides being Kosher Check certified, Lost Tribes Coffee Co. coffee is also Fair Trade and Organic certified.
How does LTCC coffee help Jewish people in need?
Imagine having an injury, a painful condition – or worse, an out of control fever or infection – but no access to medical care. That’s what it’s like in the communities Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) serves. JVMI founded Lost Tribes Coffee Co. to help fund medical, dental and eye care during weeklong Medical Clinics in impoverished Jewish communities of Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and other parts of the world. These Medical Outreach Clinics save lives, restore sight and more. On top of that, patients can speak with members of the Spiritual Care Ministry, receive prayer and, most of all, hear the Gospel.
The average cost of caring for one patient at a JVMI Medical Clinic is just $30. Each $30 you give helps one person heal, physically and spiritually. As our way of saying “Thanks,” you receive a bag of awesome LTCC coffee at regular intervals throughout the year, depending on the partnership level you choose.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes – part of them, anyway. The amount of your donation above the fair market value of the coffee you receive is tax deductible. You can find a breakdown showing the fair market value of items you received by logging in to your Jewish Voice partner account (or create one here). Click Giving History from the menu to learn the tax-deductible amounts of your donations.
I gave to LTCC; why am I getting a receipt from Jewish Voice Ministries International?
Lost Tribes Coffee Co. is a project of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI), who conducts the ministry that your giving facilitates. Through JVMI Medical Outreaches and its other ministry avenues, your partnership provides physical healing and the spiritual eternal life and peace of Jesus the Messiah.
How can I change my giving level to receive more coffee, or cancel my partnership?
Just give us a call, and one of our amazing Partner Services representatives will be happy to make the change for you. Call Jewish Voice at 800-299-9374.
Can I give without receiving the coffee?
The coffee is a token of our appreciation for your generous support, but if you’d rather just give, you can do that in a few different ways. You can make a one-time gift or establish a recurring donation.
1. Give online by clicking here.
2. Call us at 1-800-299-9374 and arrange your gift with one of our friendly representatives.
3. Mail your donation(s) to Jewish Voice Ministries International, PO Box 81439, Phoenix, AZ 85069-1439.
My credit card expired for my automatic monthly donation. Where can I update it?
Log in to your Jewish Voice partner account at www.my.jewishvoice.org (or create an account here), and select “Manage Automatic Monthly Giving” from the menu. From there, you can update your credit card information. Or you can call Jewish Voice at 800-299-9374 and ask for Partner Services, and update your information with one of our representatives.
I’ve moved. Where can I update my shipping address?
Log in to your Jewish Voice partner account at www.my.jewishvoice.org (or create an account here), and select “My Account” from the menu. From there, you can update your contact information. Or you can call Jewish Voice at 800-299-9374 and ask for Partner Services, where someone will gladly help you.
Where can I keep track of my giving?
We’ll send you a receipt each time you make your donation. To see your Giving History all in one place, log in to your Jewish Voice partner account at my.jewishvoice.org (or create an account here), and select “Giving History” from the menu. There you’ll be able to see the last 10 years of your giving.
Where can I find out more about Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI)?
At www.jewishvoice.org, you can learn more about the ministry of JVMI, Medical Outreaches, Messianic Judaism, the Gospel, Jewish roots of biblical Christianity, Jewish holidays, JVMI’s weekly television show and lots more.
Do you need volunteers for JVMI’s Medical Outreaches?
Yes. We need medical professionals and non-medical volunteers. Medical roles include doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists and dental hygienists. Non-medical roles include line management, administration, children’s ministry, and prayer counselors in the Spiritual Care Ministry. Visit the Medical Outreaches page of the Jewish Voice website to learn more.