Have you ever stood in the grocery store puzzled by all the certifications and badges, just wanting to make the most responsible purchase? USDA Organic, Fair Trade, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance; what do these mean and - perhaps more importantly - what don't they mean?
There is something very wrong with the coffee supply chain. While you and I are happy to pay $5 for a good latte, many coffee farmers are living in poverty. It can be a challenge to figure out what coffees are making the world a better place and which ones may be bringing harm. We exist to introduce you to coffees that taste amazing and bring about positive change.
Everyday people like you are becoming more aware of how the products we buy are sourced and how making intentional purchasing decisions can make the world a better place. That is what inspired us to create Brothers Coffee. We think it’s exciting to see how coffee roasters are making a difference, and we want everyone to know about them!
Each month, Brothers Coffee carefully selects 12oz bags of fresh and great tasting coffee from a roaster whose story we want to tell. Packaged with the coffee will be an insert on the roaster, why we chose them, and specific information about the coffee. We don't just select roasters with fair trade coffee; we search for those who go above and beyond, using their platform to contribute something new and exciting to their local communities and the world as a whole. See the roasters we’ve featured in the past at our blog.
We're the only coffee subscription out there that focuses on ethical sourcing and finds new roasters every month. If you're looking to find your next favorite roaster and feel good about your purchase, you've come to the right place.
1. They have a passion for the art of coffee (in other words their coffee is really, really good)
2. They invest in the communities where their coffee is sourced
3. They invest in their own local community
The great thing is that when roasters invest in the coffee farmer's community, you get higher quality coffee. Makes sense right? If coffee farmers are paid fairly, they have the time to invest in the quality of their crop. When roasters buy multiple years of crop, they are able to work side by side with the farmers to continue to improve the beans produced.
So if you want your dollars to count, if you want to contribute to the growing community of responsible roasters, if you want the adventure of trying new, freshly roasted coffee every month, and if you want that coffee delivered to your door, then this is the club for you.
Brothers Coffee was created by two brothers, Matthew and Bryan Little. They love coffee and they love finding new ways to make the world a better place. Brothers Coffee is based in Irvine, California.