Taking its name from Kansas' state motto—Ad Astra Per Aspera, or "to the stars through difficulties"—our Benefit Blend will evolve seasonally, with 100% of net profits going to organizations dedicated to fostering positive social change.
From growing its own bamboo for infrastructure construction to harvesting rainfall for irrigation, Villa Loyola has become much more than a coffee farm—it's a sustainable agriculture innovation center. Our green coffee buying team visited last winter to see their latest projects in action. Take a look.
Each spring we eagerly anticipate the arrival of a new harvest from our longtime Direct Trade partners Finca Santa Maria. This winter, our green coffee buying team visited Armando Portilla during harvest to observe picking, sorting, and processing. Take a look.
Mario Natural is a selection from Hacienda La Esmeralda's Special Reserve collection, which is sold in limited quantities by Direct Trade outside of Esmeralda's auction. We've been proud to partner with the industry-leading Peterson family for many years.