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Higher Grounds donates 1% of our sales to On the Ground, our partner nonprofit. On the Ground empowers coffee farming communities through gender and social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic security. LEARN MORE >


Quality of coffee is directly linked to the well being of the people connected to it. 
At every touchpoint along the supply chain—farmers, co-ops, roasters, buyers, baristas, consumers—we advocate for not just the highest standards in coffee, but the highest standards of human life and respect. LEARN MORE >
 

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Natural Process Coffee: Good for the World and Tasty for Us

Natural Process Coffee: Good for the World and Tasty for Us Not only is dry-processed coffee an environmentally-friendly choice, it's a delicious one as well. 

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Guatemala Trip Report: February 2018

Guatemala Trip Report: February 2018 As a coffee roasting business who is directly invested in our cooperatively-owned importer, Higher Grounds aims to support our farming partners every step of the way. So when the farmers of Manos Campesinas in Guatemala invited Cooperative Coffees’ roasters to come taste and evaluate the results of some experimental planting they did three years ago, we couldn’t resist the opportunity.

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Out of Conflict, Into Hope: the Coffee of DRC

Out of Conflict, Into Hope: the Coffee of DRC For years, since their coffee sector was basically decimated by war, Congolese farmers, including those who are now members of the Kawa Kanzururu cooperative, were forced to smuggle their coffee across borders to find buyers. They’ve had no support from the international buying community, and their productivity and infrastructure suffered. But now, the door is open for development and a better future for these communities. 

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