The livelihood of over 100 million people depend on coffee. As one of the world's most valuable commodities (only second to oil) entire economies depend on it. These economies are almost exclusively third world and home to many of the most vulnerable people on the planet. They arguably play the most important role in the supply chain but by the time you purchase a cup it’s estimated just 1% went to the farmer who produced it. Due to their lack of options, education, corrupt government officials and ruthless commodity trading they are taken advantage of and become pawns for profiteering, while the average consumer enjoying it is often oblivious to it all.Direct trade and home brewing
Every bag of coffee we sell is direct trade. Although buying coffee with a “Fair Trade” stamp is better than nothing, direct trading takes it a step further. Craft coffee roasters go directly to the source, bypass the middle man and pay the farmer an appropriate price, often 3-4x what they'd typically get. While still living a quality of life far below the average American, this difference is significant and allows them to break out of extreme poverty, afford basic necessities, provide an education for their children and have easier access to clean water.
When people produce under distress quality rarely reaches full potential and coffee has virtually always been grown under these conditions. A side effect of direct trade is a completely new dimension to coffee that even the heaviest drinkers are aware exists. Just like wine and beer when attention is paid to detail the result is a more enjoyable beverage with much more complexity. Without a doubt if you’re a daily home brewer you’ll immediately notice the difference.Our mission is simple
We want to demystify “specialty” and help bridge the gap bringing craft coffee into the mainstream cup. We believe in ethically sourced coffee beans, sustainability and environment friendly practices. Although nothing will change the world overnight we believe everyone can play a small role by starting their day with a cup of coffee that represents virtue over profits.