Congolese Coffee Stories: Mighty Peace

Congolese coffee might not have the most recognizable profile in the industry, but farmers across the country are changing that.

The Congo has long suffered from mineral conflicts that have torn the country apart. That is why Pure Origin works alongside Mighty Peace Coffee, a movement which seeks to end the conflict. A portion of every sale of our Congolese coffee goes towards funding education, as well as providing clothing, paying debts, and improving the living conditions of its people. Our organic, Fair-Trade certified dark roast with citrus notes has already begun to make real-world differences in the Congo, thanks to purchase from people like you.

Mighty Peace Coffee

With the tide of brutality beginning to turn, the people of the Congo can finally begin investing in their farms and coffee production. Mighty Peace and Pure Origin have started stimulating the industry economically and raising the living conditions of its hardworking farmers. This will help end the cycle of poverty, conflict, and injustice that has plagued the country for generations. As a result, the country’s people are beginning to recover, as is the now-booming coffee industry. With coffee being sold at premium prices, things are starting to look up for the Congo!

Since its foundation in 2018, Mighty Peace has made major strides for equality and environmentalism. As the Congo shifts towards ethical and sustainable business practices, the coffee industry has come alive! Land that was lost to the mineral conflict has begun to flourish with coffee trees and a bustling trade. Similarly, farmers have been able to capitalize on this trend to improve their own lives. Finally, they are able to fight their way out of poverty and create a product that is increasingly sought-after throughout the world!


On the coffee farms of the Congo, farmers stress the importance of “umoja.”

“Umoja means that we are all together as one,” said a farmer identified only as Mr. Shukuru.

Another worker, Furaha, also noted the unifying power of umoja.

“It means unity,” Furaha said. “We are all one, and our coffee is, too. For example, umoja is when farmers from each area, like Kutumba, Bweremana, and Nyamasasa, wash and sort our coffee together.”

It is this mentality that has allowed the farmers to combat the brutality associated with the mineral conflict. With their basic needs met and the end of violence in sight, this unity has allowed the farmers to take control of their land and their future.

Giving Thanks

While the country has made massive improvements, further funding is required to ensure the Congo continues along a conflict-free path.

Mr. Shukuru, in particular, stressed the importance of purchasing Congolese coffee, and the gratitude he feels towards customers.

“When they buy our coffee, they improve our living conditions, and that also changes our working conditions,” he said. “I am happy and grateful for the customers because they buy our coffee. My joy is based on the customer base, because this customer base helps me when they buy coffee at a better price than before.”

On the other hand, another farmer, Lukuye, noted the superior flavor that comes from their coffee beans.

“Coffee from the Congo is better than coffee from other places, because in the Congo, we use natural organic fertilizer,” he said. “We use several methods to bring out the best flavors of our coffee.”

For one thing, farmers are planting new trees in the fields to provide shade that improves the coffee’s growth. Similarly, mountain cultivation lends a special flavor to the beans that cannot be replicated in valleys.

Victorina, another farmer, said her life has changed immensely in recent years, thanks to peace-keeping efforts, Fair-Trade coffee prices, and farmer collaboration.

“In the past, we used to pound coffee by ourselves, and that was tough and tiring,” she said. “We had to travel to Rwanda in search of clients. Nowadays, we have clients who come to us. That is how the cooperative has helped us.”

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Colombian Coffee Stories: Marisol Medina Camero

Marisol Medina Camero with her son.

For 11 years, Marisol Medina Camero has managed her family’s Colombian coffee farm in La Plata, Huila. She completes domestic tasks while also doing everything from picking coffee cherries, pulping and washing of beans, and preparing the coffee for sale to roasters. One of the founding members of Las Rosas, Medina Camero begins her day before the sun rises and works long after it has set. In that time, she feeds the chickens and dogs, milks cows, makes food, and completes a million small tasks related to the coffee.

While her labor may seem never-ending, she is proud to have used her business to benefit her family and improved their financial and societal situation.

“Thanks to the opportunities [the project] gives us through training and good prices, we have the opportunity that many people meet us and want to support us with better prices that we need for our families,” said Medina Camero.

Las Rosas

Partnered with Pure Origin Coffee, Las Rosas has supported 300 Columbian women coffee growers since being founded in 2010. A portion of the proceeds from Pure Origin’s Columbian blend goes towards giving these women technical training in their craft. Furthermore, it helps sustain agricultural practices throughout the region, and ensuring equitable wages for their labor.

“Thanks to the project, we have a revolving credit fund, we sell coffee and receive a cash premium, and we have trainings in gender equity and women empowerment,” said Medina Camero. “We are leaders of our coffee companies and leaders of women in the region. We can tell the world how much we have grown, how much we are empowered [by our business], and how visible we are, thanks to the project.”

Supporting Her Family

Earning extra money means she can help her children pursue education. Additionally, she can attend vocational training in the field of coffee growing.

“Thanks to our commercial partners such as RGC and [the Cooperative of] Huila, we have the opportunity to give our children what we never had,” she said. “The most important desire we have is to give education to our children, so they can get what we couldn’t. This project has made our dreams come true.”

Medina Camero says her family is the most important thing in her life, followed by her personal fulfilment as a woman, and then her coffee enterprise.

“One of the best parts of this project is noticing my personal growth,” she said. “We must as a group show to the world [that] we have grown as women and as families. There has been 11 years of training, of being strong, resilient women. That is what we are still doing today.”

The Importance of Sustainable Coffee

However, ongoing funding is important to Las Rosas, as a lot of work remains to be done. When asked why people should consider buying a cup of her farm’s sustainable Colombian coffee, Medina Camero said that it is about more than the coffee. It is about improving lives.

“There are a lot of things here that we do every day with love,” she said. “All of this is done by the hands of women looking for a better future for their kids.”

Though the years haven’t been easy, Medina Camero is immensely proud of the strides she has made with her family. In addition, her work as a woman coffee grower has also made a huge impact on her life.

“For 11 years, we have built up the empowerment of women,” she said. “11 years of struggle, 11 years of training. 11 years where no matter how small the contribution is, it has made the association and women move forward. There have been setbacks, but we have managed to overcome them. We can show to the world what we have achieved. We can give them good quality coffee; that is what makes me happy.”

Pride in Her Work

Medina Camero adds that being a part of the project means, for her, love for her family, and love for what they do together.

“It makes us proud to show to the world what we have,” she said. “Women can do big things. People can know that in one part of the world, there are 300 women who are doing special things to offer a cup of coffee that customers can enjoy.”

You can support Medina Camero and Las Rosas by purchasing the Pure Origin Colombian coffee. A portion of every sale goes towards the philanthropic efforts in Colombia.

Medina Camero’s quotes were translated from her native Spanish.

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Honduran Coffee Stories: Reina Mercedes Claros

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Reina Mercedes Claros works day and night at her family’s Honduran coffee farm in San Juan, Intibucá. While the labor can be quite challenging, Claros said she enjoys working alongside her daughters and colleagues.

“For me, it is a hobby,” she said. “I am always waiting for the days and months that we harvest and collect. I personally prepare [the coffee] with my daughters and two more more employees that help us. It is awesome, it is a passion.”

A portion of the proceeds from Pure Origin’s Honduran coffee goes towards supporting farmers like Claros throughout Honduras, as they grown, pulp, and dry the coffee beans from their farms.

A Day in the Life

A typical day for Claros begins at 5:30 a.m., when she tends to the livestock and milks her cows. She makes breakfast for the laborers who wake up early to go to the mountain and pick the coffee beans. Afterwards, she begins on lunch for when they return. In the afternoon, she travels up the mountain to receive the coffee, which she then personally prepares alongside her daughters. She can return home as late as 9 or 10 at night, depending on the season and on the amount of coffee that has been collected.

The days can be quite long, but Claros says she is proud to be able to provide for her family. Together with her colleagues, she is quickly making a name for herself in the competitive coffee market.

The Mutual Benefits of Sustainability

Claros stressed the mutual benefit of sustainable impact coffee, both for the buyer and for the grower.

“It makes me feel happy because this is what I love to do,” she said. “To prepare the coffee, to bring it down from the mountain, to bring it for the drying process, to be able to give the producers and buyers quality.

“I like to be loyal with my buyers, to have loyalty, transparency, and fidelity. That way, I feel great, and my buyers do, too, and we can work together for a long period of time.”

You can support Claros and farmers like her by purchasing the Pure Origin Honduran coffee. A portion of every sale goes towards the philanthropic efforts in Honduras.

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Peruvian Coffee Stories: Arturo Antonio Cañaveral

Arturo Antonio Cañaveral has been a Peruvian coffee farmer all of his life. When he discovered one of his daughters had become sick from a parasite acquired from contaminated water, he knew he had to take action.

Cañaveral helped found Todos Al Agua, an initiative which combats contaminated water found in areas of Peru and Colombia. These regions have suffered for 25 years from water scarcity in the dry seasons and poor water quality during the rainy seasons. Every purchase of Pure Origin‘s Peruvian coffee funds workshops to combat climate change and protect water resources in the Amazonas.

“We decided on ‘Todos Al Agua,’ because it is like immersing ourselves in the water,” Cañaveral said. “I feel very good because I can contribute ideas and propose activities. Thanks to the project, we can do many activities: protect a basin, reforest. Before, without the project, we could not do this.”

Modest Beginnings

The project started with modest beginnings. Coffee growers from five villages in the municipality had the same problems that can affect cultivation. They united to combat climate change and water pollution, the things that are most harmful to their livelihoods. Since the start of Todos Al Agua, Cañaveral said they have planted 30,000 coffee trees.

“I know this is all a process,” said Cañaveral, “that little by little, our mentality is going to change more and more, that the pollution that we generate to the environment and to the water is being mitigated thanks to the project, and will soon be decontaminated.”

Cañaveral, 42, generally works from 5:30 in the morning to 6 in the evening during much of the year. During the harvest season, he extends this until after 10 or 11 at night. He picks up coffee, weeds, and does anything necessary around the farm. Whenever he has a spare minute, he either spends it with his family, who work alongside him, or works with Todos Al Agua in order to improve the state of water around him.

“The farm gives me a lot of peace of mind,” he said. “I manage my schedule, manage it my way. It is my company, and I have to take good care of it to take care of the well-being of my family.”

Looking Forward

Looking forward, Cañaveral said he hopes to continue improving the quality of the water and of his own farm. Additionally, he wants to keep spending time with his family, which includes his two daughters, one five-year-old and one seven-year old.

When asked why people should consider buying his coffee, Cañaveral stated the importance of outside investments in Todos Al Agua. These investments are hugely instrumental in improving the quality of life for his family and coffee-growing families around him.

“If the client stops buying from us, we run out of resources to carry out the activities, and we can hardly change our impact on the environment,” he said. “People are not very aware and cut down the forests, pollute the waters, and thanks to the project, all this has changed, little by little. They buy our coffee mainly due to the positive impact that the project generates on the environment, thanks to the resources that come from the sale of coffee.”

Incremental Improvements

Cañaveral said the improvements have been incremental, but noticeable. He also thanks everyone for purchasing the coffee grown by his family and neighbors.

“The coffee that we produce in this area is of very good quality,” he said. “The income we receive for the project has helped us a lot to take care of the environment. I am happy to be with my family and producing good quality coffee because this gives me peace of mind.”

You can support Cañaveral and his work at Todos Al Agua by purchasing the Pure Origin Peruvian coffee. A portion of every sale goes towards the philanthropic efforts in Colombia.

Cañaveral’s quotes were translated from his native Spanish.

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Kenyan Coffee Stories: Evah Maina

Evah Maina has made it her life’s work to reach unreachable women in Kenya. As the program coordinator for Grounds for Health in Kenya, she helps provide them with the preventative healthcare they often desperately need. This program provides screening and treatment services for cervical cancer in women who live predominantly in coffee-growing regions. A portion of the proceeds from Pure Origin‘s Kenyan coffee goes towards supporting the project and the women it benefits.

These women are almost exclusively in some of the most remote regions of the country. In these areas, women are usually unable to access healthcare, and Maina says 85 percent of cancer deaths usually occur in these situations. Moreover, most of these deaths are preventable with simple screenings and tests. As a result, Grounds for Health set out to combat the lack of resources and screenings for the women of Kenya.

“These women do not have access to preventative services, so we are working to change this as an organization,” Maina said.

Grounds for Health

Grounds for Health was founded in 1996 by Dan Cox, who was serving as a president of a coffee company. Dr. Francis Fote, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, joined him in his efforts. According to the project’s website, they have treated 10,205 women across the world and screened 124,641.

“One of the doctors at the regional health department thanked us and said we have accomplished more here in a few days than they could have accomplished in a few years,” Maina said. “We are among one of the Nyeri County health department success stories.”

Maina has years of experience as a nurse and a nursing manager in both private and public health facilities. Additionally, she has also worked with national and international NGOs in the past. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Public Health and a Master’s degree in Public Reproductive Health. Maina even boasts a postgraduate diploma in project management.

“What I like most about being part of this project is the success stories you get from the field and the joy of knowing you are saving so many women from cervical cancer and its debilitating effects, health-wise, emotionally, socially, and economically,” Maina said. “Most of the women who get screened would have never have gotten the chance to get screened and treated.”

Maina said it is especially important to act quickly when it comes to cervical cancer. Unfortunately, this can traditionally be problematic for women in distant areas of Kenya.

“If you have visited a hospital and experienced cervical cancer patients in a streamlined public healthcare system such as us, you would know what it means to screen and treat a woman on the same day, before precancerous lesions become cancer,” she said.

Daily Outreach and Screening

Day-to-day, Grounds for Health provides participating health facilities with cryotherapy and treatment devices, as well as necessary supplies. Similarly, the project spreads word about screening and treatment possibilities throughout the country in order to increase its impact.

A typical work day for Maina includes giving health education about cervical cancer and the screening process for it. This is usually done in an outpatient department of a participating health center. Secondly, she conducts screenings and gives clinical mentorship to healthcare providers they have trained. Additionally, they take images for remote review and quality assurance by a clinical director in the U.S. Lastly, they also meet with Nyeri County health officers to share problems and solve problems on a unified front.

As a result of her work and the work of others, Grounds for Health has made massive strides in outreach and cervical cancer prevention. Similarly, awareness of screenings and resources is at an all-time high in the country.

“Since I became a part of Grounds for Health, my life has changed in a positive way by making positive change for the project beneficiaries, reaching one woman at a time,” she said. “The ability to understand cervical cancer screening and treatment gaps and being able to bridge them in an increasing number of facilities is a game changer. The satisfaction of knowing that women are getting quality screenings and the right diagnosis is our pride as a project.”

Making Progress

Maina said the greatest satisfaction she gets from her work is seeing the difference she helps make for Kenyan women.

“It feels great, being a part of a project like this,” she said. “After we screen a woman and they leave and pass me in the hall, they smile as they go to their homes. Their smiles make me very happy. We feel we are very important members of the community and society at large. We bring positive change to the most deserving communities which are resource-constrained.”

Additionally, Maina made a point to thank everyone who has contributed to her mission thus far.

“It has been a humbling experience, and we can’t thank our donors enough,” she said. “We are full of gratitude; thank you for helping our women.”

You can support Maina’s work at Grounds for Health by purchasing the Pure Origin Kenyan coffee. A portion of every sale goes towards the philanthropic efforts in Kenya.

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Indonesian Coffee Stories: Reje Gayo

Meet KSU.Item Reje Gayo

“Reje Gayo” is a cooperative group of farmers located in the central Aceh region of Sumatra, Indonesia. These farmers work together to ensure export of great quality coffee beans for equitable wages. A portion of the proceeds from Pure Origin‘s Indonesian coffee goes towards supporting this collective as they seek to improve their farms and the region around them.

Conditions used to be quite poor, but since forming the collective, farmers work in teams. Together, they prune, clear weeds, and fertilize coffee plantations to ensure future success for all its members and their families.

“This activity will always be repeated every year by farmers to maintain the continuity of production expected by [the] farmers,” said a representative from the collective. “Maybe in the future, [we] will not rule out the possibility of cooperative items. Reje Gayo will make a planned nursery to replace old coffee plants and also as a learning process for member farmers.”

Prior to the formation of the collective, he said, the farmers struggled to obtain Fair Trade prices. This made it difficult for them to provide for their families.

“We farmers had never done anything like this before,” said the representative. The limitations on our ability and the information we had obtained so far had made us very pessimistic about this activity.”

Taking Great Strides

In the years since, the region has made great strides in cultivating the land in a sustainable fashion. As they do so, they also profit from their hard labor.

“We can feel the changes,” the representative said. “We have achieved profits, and even though it is not yet perfect, our economy has started to improve along with increasing our knowledge in increasing productivity in our gardens. Compared to the current situation, the change in my thinking, my attitude, my life, my economy is a lot different than in the past.”

He said farmers in the collective generally begin their work days at 7 in the morning and work until noon. At that point, they break for lunch and prayer and continue into the afternoon and evening, as the season requires. Farmers meet often to discuss their experiences and share what they have learned as they go.

“The thing we love most is when we are invited to come to the cooperative for new information or to have a meeting or to get a notification about training on coffee cultivation techniques,” said the representative. “It is very satisfying and the selling price is also very good. It is one of the moments that we look forward to.”

However, providing for his family remains the most important benefit of working with Reje Gayo.

“What was amazing for me was that I was able to deal with some of the issues that came into my family’s life [since joining the cooperative],” he said. “The unexpected [thing] was my financial ability to finance my family’s life, from the day-to-day expenses of my child’s education.”

The Importance of Support

When asked to address potential buyers, the representative underscored the sustainability of the coffee they produce in the Aceh region. He also noted the difference it makes for the individual farmers and their families.

“As coffee buyers, especially with export quality [coffee], [buyers] must at least consider the sustainability of their source of income,” he said. “The coffee revenue we produce comes from the care and support of a number of parties, and cooperative can present a recognized product in the international world. It is only natural for coffee shoppers to buy products that our farmers produce because there are benefits to [us]. The products that we produce are the products that everyone and the coffee lovers in the world expect.”

The representative also stressed the immense pride they all feel, working together to create quality coffee.

“It is a pride we cannot express in words,” he said. “It is only happiness that we feel as a farmer, as we have become aware of the needs of the people and we can provide a product that people from other [areas] rarely do. The quality is enough to impress our home region; the area of the Gayo plateau was not known [before this].”

Work Left to Do

Despite the improvements, he added Reje Gayo has a lot of work left to do. The group needs continued support , as a result.

“Our hope is that, as a coffee farmer from Gayo, not only to get here, but to know that there is more work to be done for the sustainability of such a program,” he said.

You can support Reje Gayo by purchasing the Pure Origin Indonesian coffee. A portion of every sale goes towards the philanthropic efforts in Indonesia.

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Sustainable Peruvian Coffee

If you are looking for an excellent, sustainable Peruvian coffee, look no further than Pure Origin! We commit to environmentally and socially responsible practices so you can relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!

Our Peruvian coffee is a light roast with nutty notes that comes from the Amazonas region of Peru, benefitting Todos Al Agua, a group combatting contaminated water found throughout the district. Over the last 25 years, the region has struggled with poor water quality, which has resulted in sickness and water scarcity. Alongside Todos Al Agua, Pure Origin funds ongoing workshops to share the results of conditions and combat climate change, protecting vital water resources in the Amazonas region.

Todos Al Agua

Todos Al Agua had modest beginnings, starting with coffee growers from five villages in the area who shared similar troubles. Water pollution and soil contamination were particularly bad before the formation of the group. They worked together to form a collective to combat the contaminated water, share information, and organize workshops to continue improving their knowledge of the industry and of eco-friendly cultivation techniques.

These days, the group makes sure to maintain sustainable practices on its farms. This includes environmental measures to ensure water and soil quality, as well as fair wage distribution. Similarly, farmers now have greater financial stability and independence, and can continue providing us with delicious coffee for years to come!

Why Pure Origin?

Like all of our varieties, our Peruvian coffee is sustainable impact and single origin. This means we source the beans exclusively from farmers in the Amazonas region. These farmers are well-versed in proper environmental growing and harvesting practices in order to maintain environmental stability. As a result of their extra care, they receive a premium price for every bean. The coffee is even USDA Organic and Fair-Trade certified, for that extra peace of mind!

A portion of every sale of this coffee goes towards supporting Todos Al Agua and the farmers who work with us in Peru. That way, they can continue providing us with the incredible coffee that we crave! Try a cup of Pure Origin‘s Peruvian coffee today and see how delicious social activism can taste!

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Sustainable Congolese Coffee

Looking for a tasty dark roast that you can be proud of buying? Do you think that your purchases should mean something? Pure Origin has you covered with our sustainable Congolese coffee!

Pure Origin’s Congolese coffee is an organic Fair-Trade certified dark roast with citrus notes, hailing from the South Kivu region and benefitting Mighty Peace Coffee, a movement which seeks to end mineral conflict throughout the country and the brutality that goes along with it. A portion of the sales of each cup goes towards funding education for the Congolese people, providing clothing, paying debts, and improving the living conditions of its people. Read on to see how you can help Pure Origin and Mighty Peace make a difference today!

Mighty Peace Coffee

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always had a rich tradition of specialty coffee. As groups like Mighty Peace help the country transition away from the brutality of the mineral conflicts, the DRC has had more resources to devote to the cultivation of its incredible beans. Alongside Pure Origin, Mighty Peace aims to stimulate the industry economically and raise the living standards of its hardworking farmers. This will help end the cycle of poverty, conflict, and injustice that has plagued the country for decades. As the people thrive, so does the coffee industry! Many people previously caught up in the mineral conflict have become farmers and now proudly contribute to the now-booming economy.

Since its foundation in 2018, the women-and-minority-owned Mighty Peace group has made major strides for equality and environmentalism. As the DRC shifts towards ethical and sustainable business practices, the coffee industry has truly come alive! Land that was once lost to the mineral conflict has begun to flourish with coffee trees and a bustling trade. As a result, we can begin spreading the word about the truly incredible Congolese coffee! Try a cup today and see why it is quickly becoming the secret favorite of coffee connoisseurs worldwide!

Why Pure Origin?

Finally, like all of our coffee, our Congolese variety has sustainable impact and is a single origin coffee. This means it comes exclusively from the South Kivu region and created with respect for the environment. Additionally, we care for our hardworking growers and farmers and give them a premium price for every bean. Mighty Peace and Pure Origin commit to sustainable environmental practices and engage in practices that support soil health and biodiversity. Per the company’s website, Mighty Peace’s policies favor regenerative practices, such as “conservation tillage [and] cover cropping, through which farmers increase the organic matter in soils over time to replenish the land and sequester the carbon from the atmosphere.” These small steps ensure that the environment is taken care of and can continue to produce incredible beans for generations to come!

At Pure Origin, we believe that every purchase should give something back to the world. No one should have to choose between their favorite brew and social and environmental responsibility. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far, and we look forward to continue helping in the DRC and beyond! Try a cup and help make a difference, all while sipping a delicious cup of dark coffee!

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Sustainable Colombian Coffee

Are you a huge fan of coffee, but worry about the impact that your favorite brew has on the world? Rest easy, knowing Pure Origin‘s sustainable Colombian coffee has you covered!

Our Colombian coffee is a medium roast with fruity notes and comes from the Huila region of Colombia, where Pure Origin partners with Las Rosas, supporting approximately 300 women as they grow coffee and attend workshops to better themselves and their crops. Additionally, the project helps growers access necessary loans, provides equitable wages for their labor, and gives them technical training in their craft so they can lead their farms in the traditionally male-dominated coffee growing industry. Read on to discover how you can help Pure Origin and Las Rosas make a difference today!

Las Rosas Women’s Group

Since its foundation, the once-modest Las Rosas has bloomed into a group of thriving farms. The group now sets the standard for the farms in the surrounding community. According to their website, one farm in particular began with 1,000 coffee trees in 2010 and now hosts 3,000. All of these trees create the beans that go into your cups of Pure Origin Colombian coffee. Furthermore, the farms are all run by women who are glad to have the opportunity to show what they can do! Even 20 years ago, their husbands and other men were completely dominating the industry. Finally, these women are able to demonstrate their mastery of the craft of coffee growing and production.

Sales help fund workshops that help the growers develop their agricultural practices and improve their own lives. These include how to recognize good seeds, how to establish a seed bed, and optimal harvesting times for the coffee cherry. Additionally, the project instructs the growers in money handling, helps them educate their children, assists them as they seek necessary loans, and provides other emergency services, as necessary.

Why Pure Origin?

Like all of our varieties, Pure Origin’s Colombian coffee is proud to have sustainable impact and includes single origin coffees. This means it comes exclusively from the Huila region of Colombia and is grown by farmers who tend to their crops in a way that is eco-friendly. We compensate them fairly for their hard labor, and they receive a premium price for their product. That way, we can all rest easy knowing that our coffee has not come at the expense of others.

So, if you are seeking a tasty medium roast produced sustainably and equitably, check out Pure Origin‘s Colombian coffee! Try a cup today and see why customers across the world are talking about Pure Origin!

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How to shop for sustainable coffee

As the coffee industry continues to boom, customers are increasingly concerned about how their favorite hot drink is produced. In a market clogged with so many brands, caffeine enthusiasts now gravitate towards companies that can demonstrate their sustainability. That is why Pure Origin Coffee is proud to be a leader in the sustainable coffee industry! Read on, and let us show you how to shop for sustainable coffee!

How to shop for sustainable coffee

We know that you care about where your coffee comes from, but also wonder about the best way to find ethical brands like Pure Origin. At this time, sustainable coffee is best found online. Sustainable coffee brands are often smaller-scale and lack a nationwide distribution chain. While you may find a good brand here or there in local grocery stores, almost every company encourages internet sales!

Additionally, the internet is beneficial for concerned shoppers because you can truly do research into your coffee. A quick glance at a coffee bag in a crowded supermarket doesn’t always give you enough information. Product packaging can even be misleading, stating that the brand is more sustainable than it actually is. That is one of the reasons why the internet is still the preferable medium for coffee purchasing. You can fully research prospective brands, read blogs, FAQs, and company histories. With such a wealth of information, the only downside is that you may have too many options! Allow Pure Origin to help narrow the search with our six delicious, sustainable coffees!

Why Pure Origin

Each of Pure Origin’s six current coffee varieties is sustainable impact. From our Organic Congolese Fair-Trade-certified dark roast to our premium Kenyan light roast, every cup comes from an eco-friendly source. Additionally, we work hard alongside our growers to provide sustainability training and combat region-specific problems.

Similarly, every cup of our coffee is proudly single-origin, which means it comes from one grower or set of growers. That way, customers can be sure about where their coffee comes from and even how it was produced. Simply put, if you know the origin of your coffee, you can have a greater understanding of not only the flavors associated with a specific region, but also the conditions under which the coffee was grown, harvested and produced. That way, you can keep companies like us accountable for giving back to the environment and our partnered growers across the world.

Lastly, each of our coffees benefits a unique and important charitable cause across the world. For example, our Peruvian coffee benefits Todos Al Agua, a group combatting contaminated water. Our Colombian coffee helps support 300+ women as they grow coffee and attend workshops to better themselves and their crops. In Kenya, we work with Grounds for Health, a group which aims to reduce cervical cancer in remote regions of the world. A portion of every sale goes towards these causes, so you can shop by taste or by whichever story speaks to you!

Do your research on Pure Origin online today by reading up on us. If you feel inspired, order a bag online today and help us make a difference today!

Thank you for empowering growers at origin! With every story read, cup poured, and coffee sipped – you’re connecting with the world. 
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