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Our Coffee is Ethically Sourced

We believe there are a number of critical factors contributing to the growth of a truly exceptional coffee, and that farmers are one of the key factors. Therefore we believe those who do great work should get a great price; we do not believe in coffee subsidies. 

Working with producers to deliver the highest-quality coffee for our customers requires that we listen and give feedback in their creation. 

We believe that an artisan coffee farmer who grows an award-winning coffee should be given all the credit. Recognition develops dedication to craftsmanship, skill for production and passion for the harvest quality. 

We know that great coffee can be produced through sustainable methods. We only work with farmers who think long and hard about economic, social, and environmental conditions of their farms and their communities. Sustainable does not have to mean organic, but it certainly could.

We seek to deliver the highest possible return to farmers and require our importers, exporters, cooperatives and farmers to agree upon the financial distribution prior to harvest and act transparently in the execution of distribution, allowing us to monitor the committed delivery price to the farmers. 

We believe our goals are more effectively achieved when the number of individuals or organizations between the coffee farmer and Gobena Coffee are minimized to allow for better communication. Through our Direct Trade Coffee program we feel we can achieve an excellent quality coffee and promote a sustainable coffee crop.