THIS COFFEE DOES GOOD.
Give the gift of coffee that gives back to its producers this holiday season! As part of our ongoing Festa Holiday Giveback Project, we invite you to once again take the opportunity to share your love for coffee with the farmers who grew it.
With every purchase of a 12oz bag of our Festa Holiday Blend, a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit our farm partnership, Finca San Jose de las Nubes, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
The donations will support the construction of a community kitchen space and a nutrition project to improve the well-being and quality of life for the farmers, farmworkers, and their families.
Learn about Finca San Jose de las Nubes
Bayardo Reyes grew up on a coffee farm in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. His family had a coffee farm in the mountains since the 1920s, but the Sandanistas confiscated the family’s farm and divided it up amongst several peasants when they took power in the late 1970s. Bayardo’s mother sent him to live with an aunt in Florida, but he always had a strong desire to get back to his Nicaraguan coffee farming roots. In 1991 he purchased 150 acres in the cloud forests around Matagalpa, calling his new farm Finca San Jose de las Nubes.
Bayardo’s top priority with his coffee farm has always been to help improve lives of the people in the community and workers on his farm. He has worked to provide housing for workers, solar panels for electricity, proper toilets and sanitation, food and a kitchen, funding for a nearby health clinic, a teacher and school, land set aside for growing food, and more. The cook for the farm, Raquel, lives in the small kitchen building and cooks over a wood-burning stove inside the smoke-filled room, where she lives with her two young children. Bayardo has high hopes for a new communal kitchen and farm center. Construction has already begun on the new building, which will house a new upgraded stove and cooking equipment, hand-washing area for workers, and plenty of seating for group meals with farm workers.
This coffee not only supports a meaningful cause, but also makes an excellent gift for your loved ones this Holiday season.
We are proud to donate 50¢ of every bag of our Festa Holiday Blend sold to our partner farm Finca San Jose de las Nubes in Nicaragua.
Once you've made your purchase, you can rejoice knowing that you've made a meaningful contribution to the hard-working farmers who grew your coffee.