PARTNERING WITH A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF FARMERS

IT STARTS WITH THE FARMERS: We first got into Fair Trade based on our respect and admiration for the farmers of the Mut Vitz cooperative (the first cooperative that Larry visited). This led to Larry's Beans™ becoming a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, the first and still the only cooperative of independent coffee roasters in the U.S. importing coffee directly from Fair Trade cooperatives.

Over 70% of the world's coffee comes from small family farmers who don't have trucks to transport their crop and who don't have access to info about its market value.  Even farmers who produce superior coffee get pressured to sell for prices that make it a struggle just to break even. Meanwhile the giant coffee companies that keep driving the prices down rarely ever lower their prices for the consumer. This is why Fair Trade is important.

 

Union Pro Agro

Chijchipani, Caranavi, Bolivia
1000-1750m

Fondo Paez

Cauca, Colombia
1300-1900m

Cenfrocafe

Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru
1000-1900m

Sol Y Café

Cajamarca, Jaen, Peru
900–2050m

Cooperativa Mellijones

Calama, Caranavi, Bolivia
1350–1700m

CENTRAL AMERICA

View Coop Coffees site
Cafe Chajulense

Chajul Triángulo Ixil Region, Guatemala
1100-1800m

Café Orgánico Marcala - COMSA

Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
1200-1600m

Cecocafen

Matagalpa, Nicaragua
900-1500m

Maya Vinic

Chiapas, Mexico
900-1400m

Prococer

Las Segovias, Nicaragua
750-1250m

Sopacdi Cooperative

South Kivu, DR Congo
1500m

Sidama Union

Sidama, Ethiopia
1700-1950m

KODUKAK

Kivu, Rwanda
1500-1900m

Permata Gayo

Bener Meriah, Aceh, Sumatra
1200-1600m

CPC

Plateau Bolaven, Laos
1500-1900m

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Barista Fundamentals

This class is intended for new or aspiring baristas, or those who have an interest in home espresso preparation.  Look for more information on Eventbrite.

Teacher Grants

During the late summer of every year 160,000 of our bright and backpacked kids head off to school as we sip our coffees and hope for their futures. As the kids arrive at one of 187 schools in Wake county and sit down ready to learn from one of our 10,000 teachers whatever was hoped for begins to play out in activities and songs and plays and sports and friendships and so much more.

At Larry's coffee we know our coffee is there in the early mornings, during the long days at practice, and the little breaks in the day where you check in with yourself while taking a sip. We wanted to find a way for those moments to mean a little more so we created a new blend called Awake in Class. Like all of our blends, this medium roasted blend with bright flavors of watermelon, cherry, and maple syrup is filled with organic, fair trade beans. And $2 for every bag purchased will be put into a fund that we will set aside for Wake County teachers and teaching assistants to receive $500 grants they can use for their students and classrooms.

Please fill out ALL areas in your submission and upload a photo of your school id (for verification).  We will select one winner each quarter.

May
09

1507 Gavin Street
Raleigh, 27608

September
21

11 AM - 4 guests

1507 Gavin Street
Raleigh, 27608

November
09

1507 Gavin Street
Raleigh, 27608

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