PERU Who it comes from: At Finca Churupampa, the Tocto brothers took the reins from their parents with a vision for economically and environmentally sustainable coffee production. Their progressive model for operations, including export and marketing services, benefits the neighboring farms and community, with Finca Churupampa even serving as an open training center to improve production practices, thus breaking the cycle of poverty for the region's many farmers. Why it matters: Focused on both the environment and the welfare of the community's coffee producers, Churupampa provides farmers with research and opportunities to improve production. Regular training includes organic farming, soil management and composting using the diverse selection of microorganisms native to the surrounding forest.
BRAZIL Who it comes from: Jose Carlos Grossi's grandfather began farming coffee in 1879, which ultimately started the family down a path toward innovation and sustainability. Three generations (and nearly a century and a half) later, the Grossi family tradition has expanded beyond growing to include coffee processing and storage. Why it matters: Jose Carlos Grossi & Sons is a family-run operation committed to social, environmental and economic sustainability, reaching beyond their own plantations to raise the quality (and thus the profits) of the region's coffee community.
color: Deep chocolate / sweet toffee / roasted hazelnut