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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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Prices vs. Reality: the True Cost of Coffee

Prices vs. Reality: the True Cost of Coffee If we want to keep drinking delicious specialty coffee, we need to be willing to pay for it, and every link of the supply chain has to be profitable. Otherwise, the coffee we know and love could disappear.

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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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