12 oz. Bag — $21
Perfect for crisp autumn mornings or a family feast. Look for notes of chocolate toffee, cloves, and tart cranberry-orange jam, with a balanced medium body with a mild green apple acidity that lingers in the aftertaste. This year, $1 from each bag sold benefits Floyd Initiative for Safe Housing (FISH). Their mission is to develop options for families and individuals in need of safe, affordable, and accessible housing in Floyd, Virginia. Learn more...
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The Ramirez Estate, in the Dominican Republic, is owned by a single family and focuses not only on exceptional coffees, but is also exceptionally socially conscious. Fermented coffee cherries are used to create natural gas that powers the estate. Books and computers are donated to local schools in need, and in a remote rural area they built and funded a new school. This school has enabled children access to an education that they would otherwise have had to walk over 15 km each way to receive. They also assist Haitian workers in gaining legal residence in the Dominican Republic so they can receive fair wages.
COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala, S.A.) was founded in the year 2000 by 60 Honduran coffee farmers with common goals: to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and to directly export their coffee. In recent years, COMSA has grown to well over a 1000 member farmers, focusing on economic, social, and environmental goals to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. They fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies.
COMSA is home to an innovative experimental farm called La Fortaleza where the members come together to exchange ideas with other growers. The philosophy of COMSA’s organic vision emphasizes the “5 Ms”: (organic) Material, Microorganisms, Minerals, (living) Molecules, and (gray) Matter or brain power. All five are essential to healthy soil.