Our relationships with farmers, their cooperatives, and their communities are at the heart of our business model. We recognize that long-term trade relationships are the bread and butter of our own cooperative. The vast majority of coffee we buy comes from the same coffee farmers year after year– some of these relationships have been nurtured for 10 or 15 years. We recognize that building community and investing in farmers gives them the security of knowing that they can sell their coffee for a higher price every year. It also allows us to know that we will be able to have a regular supply of excellent coffee to roast for our customers.