Meet our farmers
Farmers bring their knowledge, skill, and hard work to make your coffee delicious—passed down through generations, and adapting to modern times. Our featured coffees rotate as they are available. Here you’ll find details on all our beloved farmers, producers, and coffee workers.
Seilyn Jimenez is the force behind Abuelos Cafe, a small farm in the region of San Carlos, Costa Rica. She has been working with Bean Voyage, a non-profit organization we support, that helps women producers gain access to new markets and refine production to improve quality.
Photo courtesy of Abuelos Cafe
Mayra Solis is a coffee producer in San Carlos, Costa Rica. She has been producing coffee for many years, and is now teaching the legacy to her daughters, who are active in participating in the family business. The family has been working with Bean Voyage, a non-profit organization we support, that helps women producers gain access to new markets and refine production to improve quality.
Photo courtesy of Alto el Vapor
DEMOCRATIC REpublic of Congo
Mapendo Woman's group
This coffee is from the Mapendo women's group working with Mighty Peace Coffee. Charlotte is one of the farmers in this group. Mighty Peace is proud to represent the highest quality of coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congro, sourced from cooperatives using ethical and sustainable practices. They are also passionate about promoting peace as Congo has experienced much conflict in history. The tradition of harvesting coffee there is longstanding, and they hope to spread the word.
Photo courtesy of Mighty Peace Coffee
"Varshini" means Rain Goddess in India, and honors the intrinsic and nurturing role women and water have in the coffee journey. This coffee comes from a farm thats been producing for over 100 years, and is currently run by Poornima Jairaj.
The last three years have proven to be challenging due to climate change, pushing Poornima to invest more sustainable agricultural practices to help plan for an uncertain future, as this farm contributes to the livelihood of 30 local families.
Photo credit: Alina Spear, Portland Maine
Rosalba & the Bella Vista Women's Co-op
Bella Vista is a women’s co-op of 168 family-owned farms in Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia is the woman behind the efforts, ensuring the group receives higher prices for their coffee, and guaranteeing traceability by importing directly to the Bay Area. Check out an interview with Rosalba, and visit the women’s co-op website: Mayan Harvest Coffee.
Photo courtesy of Mayan Harvest
Women's group of Kopakama Coop
The women of the larger Kopakama Cooperative have band together to advance their coffee quality and bring their community a brighter tomorrow. "Ejo Heza" means "bright tomorrow", and since cultivating their own land starting in 2011 they have excelled in producing quality coffees, earning themselves a premium price by selling directly to buyers.
Photo courtesy of Artisan Coffee Imports
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