More and more 'Third Wave' coffee consumers are looking for direct trade, high-quality single-origin coffees.
News & Updates
The best of these coffees are grown by amazing farmers working at high elevations using careful and sustainable growing practices.
We return a fixed percentage of posted retail prices to our farmers. This way, consumers know how much of their coffee money is going back to these amazing farmers.
2014 Farmer to 40 Harvest Season Sales Report In (Q4 '14 & Q1 '15): 1,879 twelve ounce bags sold. Year-over-year sales increase of 115%. Most importantly, our three farmers received roughly $7,030 more via Farmers to 40 in comparison to selling their beans at the prevailing organic, Fair trade price. Find more details in our latest Sales and Revenue Tracker Report.
Farmers to 40 Featured on new Transparent Trade Coffee Website: Experience has taught us one thing about the specialty coffee market- transparency is essential. The site serves as a forum for roasters to share critical information about the economic treatment of coffee growers within specialty coffee markets. Los Pinos is one of several transparently-traded coffees now featured on the site.
Transparency and the Coffee Supply Chain: Anyone following Farmers to 40 Updates should read the 2013 Roast Magazine article titled The Long Pipe: Transparency and the Coffee Supply Chain. This story lays out a number of transparency pros and cons, as articulated by several specialty coffee roasters.
A Careful Look at the TOMS Coffee Model: Coffee communities might actually be better off if we simply pay farmers appropriately, and then allow them to procure clean water for themselves.
Visit the links at the top to learn more about Farmers to 40 or go to our On-Line Store to buy coffee!