Origins

Tracing the remarkable journeys our coffees make, beginning on the farms where they start.

Guatemala

Guatemalan coffee is special. Maybe it is the tradition of the country’s fabled estates—the earliest date back to the first half of the nineteenth century...

Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s landscapes, quite literally, were made for growing coffee. After all, it is the birthplace of coffee.

Costa Rica

Coffee came to Central America in the late eighteenth century during the colonial period, but it didn’t become a significant part of the region’s economy until after independence from Spain.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s coffee sector may sit in the long shadows cast by its storied neighbors, but there is a growing number of coffee farmers in Nicaragua.

Mexico

For nearly 20 years, we have been working continuously in Oaxaca to counter the widespread perception of Mexican coffee as pleasant but unremarkable—

Kenya

There’s a reason why so many coffee professionals around the world will name Kenya as their favorite origin.

Honduras

For many years, we referred to our Direct Trade program in Honduras as La Tortuga, Spanish for “tortoise.” It was a name inspired by Aesop's fable of the tortoise and the hare.

El Salvador

El Salvador may be among the smallest coffee-growing countries in the world, but the influence of its coffee industry is outsized...