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.
Martha & Forest Coffee
Martha started to cultivate coffee among her avocado to try and diversify her crop. To try and gain better payment for her high-quality coffee, she started her own export/import company that allows her to work directly with coffee roasters. Her son's have joined the family business, expanding their processing and helped bridge partnerships with other farms in Colombia. Now Forest Coffee offers quality coffees that helps gain better incomes for their partner farmers, and elevates the coffee practices in Colombia.
Photo courtesy of Forest Coffee
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
Rambagira Kawa Women Group
This women's coop is in the Gakenke District, Northern Province of Rwanda, and is rooted in the belief that coffee is about more than just taste and caffeine. It’s about changing lives and supporting communities. In addition to coffee, they also export hand-woven baskets and have established a sewing association to extend economic stability throughout the year. Their coffee has won the Rwanda Cup of Excellence multiple times, and follows Fairtrade, Certified Organic, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ, and C.A.F.E. Practices.
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Harvest
In the highlands of the Mataquescuintla in Guatemala, Doña Lilly and her family run Finca Santa Marta, an agro-ecological coffee farm. A childhood dream, her husband wanted to return to Guatemala to start a coffee farm, so Lilly and the family went all on. They not only run the farm, but they also export and import to the US themselves. Their kids, are also involved in the farm, growing their love for coffee, while many coffee farming kids are not taking on the family business.
In addition to running a coffee farm, they also started a non-profit in Guatemala to help local kids gain access to dental care. Learn more here!
Rosalba & 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
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