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.
Association of women Coffee Growers
AMUCC's Colombian coffee comes from an association of women in the Cauca region of Colombia, the Association of women Coffee Growers of Cauca. In early the 2000s, they joined together and initiated a partnership with a Spanish coffee roaster, Supracafe, to establish and promote their coffee association. Their coffee is of the highest quality, due greatly to the high altitude, humidity and volcanic soil of their area - earning them fair trade and organic certifications at the source. This location was also a battlefield not too long ago, between the FARC, the ELN, and the EPL, leaving many of the women widows.
Hirut and Mahder Birhanu run thier farm as well as the washing station, named Dumerso, in the Yirgacheffe district of Ethiopia. Their washing station has been servicing the area of coffee growers for the past 12 years, and they employ 14 year-round workers, and more than 400 during the harvest season. This region depends on 90% of their economic livelyhood from coffee production. This sister team have been working directly with Catalyst-Trade, an importer promoting and celebrating Ethiopian coffee, for many years and have grown to produce many different and innovative processes for great coffee offerings.
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!
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