We are very excited to offer our first direct trade coffee! While most coffee roasters work through an importer (middleman), a direct trade relationship cuts out the middleman, thereby providing the farmers and their communities much better rates!
The farmer we are working with, Juan Carlos, is incredible and has a heart to see his those involved with his farm, the Finca El Pilar, as well as the San Juan community improve their lives.
One example of how he does this is by allowing other villagers to utilize the areas of his farm that are not being used for coffee. Doing so provides a source of income for those in his village that do not own land to plant and tend to their own gardens.
We are excited to be connected with Finca El Pilar, its incredible coffee, and Juan’s desire to impact his community. Juan’s vision fits perfectly with the goals of Mission Arabica to not just provide charity, but partnerships to help others succeed.