Bridging the Gap Between Coffee Growers & Coffee Drinkers
At Three Story Coffee, we strive to deepen the connection between the coffee in your cup and the farmers who provided it. We can do this by understanding their stories.
The reality is, there are many challenges facing coffee farmers around the world. Poor working conditions, low wages and unfair government regulations name just a few. It’s incredibly important for us to make an impact in the coffee world by fostering sustainable, mutually-rewarding relationships with our farmers.
We purchase our coffee through direct trade with farmers. In order for farmers to be fairly compensated for their work, we have to charge accordingly. We know that the true cost of cheap coffee often falls on farmers’ shoulders, and we’re incredibly conscious of doing things ethically so that no one is shortchanged for their labor. In addition, we only work with a limited number of farmers at a time — the quality of our relationships will always outweigh the quantity.
Where Our Coffee Farmers Work & Live
Coffee farmers can be found in countries all over the world, and the list of farms we partner with continues to grow. Currently, we’re proud to work with farmers in Guatemala and El Salvador in Central America, Ethiopia and Burundi in Africa, and Sumatra in Indonesia. Soon, we’ll begin sourcing coffee from Kenya as well. Our founders have been fortunate enough to visit many of these farms several times, and the stories of our travels and the people we met are ones we still share around our dinner table frequently.
Meet Our Farmers
How Our Coffee is Harvested & Processed
The journey of coffee from farm to cup is long and tedious. A perfectly brewed batch of coffee relies heavily on the technique and handling of the process from start to finish. We offer specialty coffee, meaning that it is hand picked and carefully roasted. Our farmers dedicate their lives to growing coffee, and many of them are families who have been in the business for several generations. This helps ensure we deliver a high-quality product, and is a driving force behind our efforts to expand coffee processing education amongst farmers.