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

Photo by Guy Greenberg

kellensoo • ethiopia

feminine hygiene supplies • reduce school dropouts

In Kellensoo we help reduce school dropouts by providing menstrual kits to young women and reproductive health classes. Our project in Kellensoo has been ongoing since 2012. In conjunction with Nardos Coffee, we have built a new elementary school library, distributed over 1,000 reusable feminine hygiene kits, and conducted a business skills and sewing workshop with Days for Girls International so that students can make kits and sell to their neighboring communities.

• adds bright fruit •

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nicaragua • santa isabel

adult literacy • improve working conditions

At Santa Isabel we help improve working conditions for farmers. Since he began a relationship with us in 2012, Don Jaime Lovo has transformed his farm from a substandard working environment into a wonderful working and living space where workers receive higher than average wages and have access to an on-site school, fresh produce, and sports fields. 

•adds citrus and body•

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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.

 

 

Jaime.

Jaime.

nicaragua • santa isabel

tangerine • creamy • milk chocolate


At Santa Isabel we help improve working conditions for farmers. Since he began a relationship with us in 2012, Don Jaime Lovo has transformed his farm from a substandard working environment into a wonderful working and living space where workers receive higher than average wages and have access to an on-site school, fresh produce, and sports fields.

Sewing class in Kellensoo. Photo by Guy Greenberg.

Sewing class in Kellensoo. Photo by Guy Greenberg.

kellensoo • ethiopia

dark chocolate • cherry • lime

This coffee is part of an ambitious Think Coffee project to equip a library and supply electricity, computers and feminine health education to a school in the village.

In Kellensoo, coffee is the primary source of hard currency needed to buy school supplies, clothing and pay for medical services. It plays a vital role in the community.