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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 >
 

News

Introducing Kawa Kanzururu: the First Coffee of its Kind

Introducing Kawa Kanzururu: the First Coffee of its Kind Through our exploration of Congolese coffee and relationships developed there over the past few years, we have been introduced to the farmers of Kawa Kanzururu--a young cooperative demonstrating an innovative economic model for surrounding communities--and also to the incredible work of the Virunga Alliance, which provides essential jobs, protects biodiversity, and guards critically endangered mountain gorillas within Virunga National Park. Here at Higher Grounds, we want to shine a light on those who have begun to rebuild the infrastructure necessary for sharing the DRC's incredible coffee with the world.

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What's Happening Around Higher Grounds this Holiday Season?

What's Happening Around Higher Grounds this Holiday Season? We recently had the pleasure of hosting our friends Sarah and Stephanie from 9&10 News at the Coffee Bar and Roastery. Below is a recap from their early morning visit. We look forward to spreading the word on what's happening around Higher Grounds this season!

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Visit Your Farmers this January

Visit Your Farmers this January This January, On the Ground, Cooperative Coffees, and Maya Vinic are hosting an origin trip unlike any other.

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