Coffee Origins

Coffee Origins

It takes 5 years for a coffee tree to bear fruit, so every cup of coffee is five or more years in the making! This journey is told with great reverence for the hands it passes through. The fast-paced American consumption creates the facade that coffee is a commodity experience, but in fact it is no commodity at all. It's complex, and producing coffee is not easy, in cultivation, to processing, and roasting, or any section of the supply chain. Over a cup of coffee the conversation of leveling injustice throughout this story starts. Embarking on a route of change, the investment of specialty coffee directly contributes to the inter-continental value of labor that produces coffee in our cups.

 
In 2019, I had the sincere privilege of traveling to origin in Honduras to see partner farms, co-operatives, and exporters. At dinner on our first night, we were trying to determine how a certain dish was prepared and I came to the realization that to replicate this dish somewhere else wouldn't hold the same essence of terra. That's not the case with coffee. I could find a cup of coffee from a producer here, in Marcala, and also find the same coffee at home to offer in my own business. The language of coffee is universal and specialty coffee lives within these details. Let's share them together.