We source coffee from three different Colombian cooperatives in the Cauca region, depending on seasonal availability. Currently our Cauca offering is from the Fondo Paez co-op, which largely represents Colombia’s largest indigenous group, the Nasa (meaning “the people”). Caught in the middle of an ongoing civil war, the farmers of Fondo Paez are committed to nonviolence and remain neutral as the conflict continues throughout their land. Their struggle for peace guides these farmers as they work to retain their ancestral farming practices. In addition to cultivating coffee, the farmers collect seeds and cultivate native beans and corn to provide a healthy diet for their families.
Higher Grounds is proud to offer exceptional coffees from around the world by building lasting partnerships with small-scale growers, working directly with them to ensure a top-quality product. Through those close relationships and ongoing community projects both in our local area and globally, we provide coffee drinkers with an excellent product and the opportunity to engage in a cycle that begins at, and returns to, our partners in coffee-growing regions.