100% ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE, SHADE-GROWN COFFEE
Higher Ground's Bolivian is a complex and flavorful coffee, grown high up in the CENAPROC Cooperative of Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia, two-time winner of the Bolivian Cup of Excellence. Light and refreshing on the palate, the cup features caramel and milk chocolate undertones, a fruity aroma, and a smooth, nutty finish.
Fair Trade certification enables the farmers who grow our coffees to keep their family-owned farms and benefit from economic and educational programs, while growing a great organic crop. Our coffees are also grown in the shade of the forest canopy—preserving ancient forests and natural habitat for innumerable species of plants and animals.
The Fair Trade alternative has allowed the farmers of CENAPROC who grow Higher Ground coffee to make many improvements in their quality of life and quality of crop. Some of these improvements include:
- Allowing small family farms to keep their land and maintain organic coffee production, a tradition that began long ago in the area, approximately 100 years ago.
- Establishing a revolving fund for marketing and coffee processing—allowing the Coop to increasingly invest in quality agriculture and improve the coffee crop year after year.
- Establishing a community microcredit system through which Coop members may receive personal loans.