Costa Cruises is supporting the new fundraising campaign called Coffee4Change launched to fight poverty among small coffee farmers and their communities in the southern hemisphere. Promoted by Oxfam and the ICO (International Coffee Organization) in collaboration with EXPO 2015 in Milan, Illy and Lavazza, the campaign is inspired by the Neapolitan tradition of the “caffè sospeso” or “suspended coffee”, the custom of leaving money to pay for coffee to benefit a stranger who cannot afford it. Throughout the month of October, anyone can make a donation starting from the standard price of an Italian espresso: one euro for a “virtual coffee” that you can buy and share with your friends at coffee4change.oxfam.org This is a simple act but an effective way of helping to make a difference and change lives. Funds will help improve the productivity and sustainability of coffee farming in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Honduras and Uganda. The ongoing projects are aimed at improving the working conditions and lives of small coffee growers, their families and communities around the world.