think blend

 

Think Blend is medium-dark, full-bodied and delicious. We adjust the coffees in it depending on availability and season to achieve a similar flavor profile throughout the year. Each component adds its own unique flavor profile and body to create a balanced blend that we love are proud to serve as both a drip coffee and espresso.

All the coffee in our blend is Social Project Coffee. This begins with a direct trading relationship between us and the farmer.  Together we then invest in a development project to empower farm workers or the neighboring community.  Our current projects address living & labor conditions, nutrition, medical care, education, women's rights, and climate change. 

You can find brewing instructions here.

At the moment, our blend has three components.

what's in your cup?

Photo by Guy Greenberg

resguardo aponte • colombia

housing project

In 2016 many homes in Aponte started to collapse due to geological shifts. We have embarked on a project to rebuild the homes of 21 of our coffee growing families.

• adds grapefruit and the sensation of drinking chocolate •

Jorge with a sapling.

Jorge with a sapling.

nicaragua • santa teresa

reforestation • improve housing conditions

Together with farm owner Jorge Lagos we’re buying materials for improved roofing, flooring, bathrooms, or ventilated kitchens for 16 families who have been dedicated pickers at Santa Teresa for years.  

•adds stonefruit and creamy caramel•

noah and epifanio in mexico.jpg

mexico• bella vista

permaculture • improve harvest quality

In Bella Vista we help improve the quality of a farming community's product so that we can pay them more for their coffee. The eight farming families that we work with have installed new drying patios and begun harvesting only fully ripe fruit. In turn, we pay a higher than average price in installments throughout the year.

•adds nuttiness and body•

single source coffees

 

Each of these coffees is sourced from the smallest geographic area possible, either from a single farm or cooperative. Our selection rotates throughout the year based on availability and quality. Roasted in small batches to accentuate their individual characteristics rather than to fit into a blend, each offers its own unique flavor profile and mouth feel.  We brew these by the 12 oz cup in our cafes, and sell them whole bean in store and online for you to take home and enjoy.

Enrique planting pinos to combat deforestation around Jorge's farm. 

Enrique planting pinos to combat deforestation around Jorge's farm. 

nicaragua • santa teresa

winey • stonefruit • silky caramel

Together with Jorge Lagos, we’ve begun a project to reforest the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range. 

The area has become been negatively affected by logging - to the point at which Dipilto and neighboring regions have begun to lose their crucial water supply. As a part of our purchase, we are reforesting around town. This year we planted 2000 pine trees. We will continue to do so for years to come.

 

 

Supplies for building houses. 

Supplies for building houses. 

resguardo aponte • colombia

bergamot orange • silky texture • grapefruit sensations


Aponte, Colombia is a sacred place that has for centruies been home to the Inga, close descendants of the Ancient Inca. Unfortunately, in early 2016, many Inga homes started to collapse due to geological shifts along the nearby fault line. 

To mitigate the effects of this disaster, we have embarked on a project to rebuild the homes of 21 of our coffee growing families, committing a minimum of 50 cents per pound of Aponte coffee we sell to the effort.

As pioneers of Social Project Coffee, we not only get to know our farmers personally, we also develop projects with them at origin that empower farm workers or support the nearby community.