We have been looking for a solid natural coffee as well as supporting the coffee community in El Salvador. When this sample crossed our desk from Keffa Coffee, we were blown away by the complexity, balanced sweetness, acidity, body and finish. This coffee is the real deal and offers the best a complex natural has to offer.
Looking out from the Monte Verde farm, the cone of the Chingo Volcano rises up out of the flourishing landscape. Yellow and red bourbon coffee trees grow in the rich clay soil, providing a home for creatures like rabbits and hummingbirds. The Contreras family has been growing here for 5 generations, collecting almost 100 years of family coffee experience.
Farmer-owner Rene Contreras and his family are deeply invested in their community – his wife is a doctor who provides health care locally, and the family operates an animal sanctuary on the farm, taking in stray and neglected animals. They employee up to 150 men and women during harvest season.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.