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Guadalupe Roastery Purchases Entire Harvest From Nicaraguan Farm

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Guadalupe Roastery purchases entire harvest from Nicaraguan Farm

12,000 Pounds of Single Farm, Single-origin, Organic, Small-batch Roasted, Speciality-grade Coffee!

Support farmers by purchasing Guadalupe Roastery Coffee.

Watch Video Below For More Details

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In 2012, while attending the Ave Maria University – Latin America campus, Rolyn Garcia met Lorena Altamirano. Rolyn was studying philosophy and business, Lorena was studying business and marketing. As they got to know each other, their mutual passions led to soaring dreams of what they could accomplish together. They began dating that year, and married shortly after they had both graduated.

Though they had the opportunity to move to the United States to work and start their new life together, Rolyn and Lorena chose a different path. They both agreed that they wanted to use their personal gifts and talents to help serve the poor in Nicaragua. Lorena had grown up on her father’s coffee farm and had spent her early life helping work in almost job on the farm. And so, Rolyn and Lorena bought some land next to her dad’s farm and began growing coffee to help provide a better future for the people in their community.

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This was a dream come true for Rolyn and Lorena as Brad was able to pay a much better price than the other conventional ways of trading coffee. This also fulfilled Brad’s dream as Guadalupe Roastery was now in direct relationship with its farmers.

In November, Brad and his business partner, Tom, decided to go meet Rolyn and Lorena on their farm in the mountains of Nicaragua. In their time there, the dream of truly doing business differently became even clearer to Brad and Tom. They realized they were not just writing and signing a contract, they were forming business relationships in trust. Rolyn and Lorena’s passion for serving their community left a lasting impact on both Brad and Tom. They knew they wanted to help more, so Brad and Tom decided to purchase Rolyn and Lorena’s entire 2017-2018 crop of 12,000lbs of coffee beans.
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When you purchase from Guadalupe Roastery, your cup of coffee is one degree removed from the farmers who produced it. Your money goes directly to the farmers, their families, and the community, to help bring people out of poverty. Just by changing out your cup of coffee, you can change the world.

You may purchase a subscription to Nicaraguan Coffee as well as purchase other varieties of products in our online store. However, for a limited time, we would like to invite you to partner with us in supporting Rolyn and Lorena by purchasing 3 lbs at a discounted rate. This special offer will include FREE shipping!
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If You Build It, Rolyn Garcia Will Come…

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One of movies that remains with the American psyche is “Field of Dreams.” It was a movie that touched the core of the human spirit – a movie that brought hope. Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, inspired us all. Ray went against contemporary logic and acted on a belief and vision he had. The voice, “if you build it, they will come” was real to Ray, so real that he could even see it. Against all odds, he built it and they came.

Guadalupe Roastery is its own “field of dreams” in a way. We are building a dream. A dream that is going to have an impact on a lot of people’s lives, not only right here in Florida and the USA, but for people all over the coffee producing regions of the world.

This month will mark the first direct coffee bean purchase from a farm in Nicaragua. This means a more personal business relationship and more money directly in the farmers’ hands.  The farmer we are directly working with is Rolyn Garcia. Rolyn grows some of the best specialty coffee in Nicaragua. He is an expert in his field.  With Guadalupe Roastery’s collaboration, Rolyn will share and demonstrate his knowledge with 30 other small coffee farmers who are located nearby Guadalupe Gardens – a missionary center and partner of Guadalupe Roastery. The Guadalupe Gardens missionary hub will serve as a headquarters where these local farmers can meet and learn from Rolyn and other experts producing high quality specialty coffee in Nicaragua.

This effort could have a huge impact on the lives and well-being of these coffee farmers and their families. Over the course of each coffee season, they will be harvesting a higher quality bean, which directly impacts the price they can get for their product. When you purchase Guadalupe coffee, you know that your purchase will directly impact coffee farmers’ lives. After all, Guadalupe Roastery is Coffee for the Common Good.

You can buy the Nicaraguan coffee here: http://sandbox.blackstripeventures.com/product/nicaragua-organic/

Below – see our appeal to customers to help us buy beans in bulk from Rolyn Garcia!


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Why we created the coffee club

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Our coffee club is just one small way we want to help facilitate that. As a part of the coffee club, every month you will receive a copy of our “Brewing Bulletin.” In it, you will find the stories of the farmers and families you are helping support through drinking Guadalupe Roastery coffee, beginning with those in Nicaragua.

You will find big ideas and questions on what it means to consciously consume. You will find the stories of other people in the coffee club and what they are doing to try and help change the world for the better in ways that are both great and small. You will find beautiful things to ponder and discuss with friends over a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

It is my sincere hope, and the hope of all of us here at Guadalupe Roastery, that this coffee club can in some small way bring people from all over together, foster conversation, and impact the world in a way we cannot when we are on our own.

From the beginning our company has always been about more than the bottom line. We are about bringing people together to have conversations, to form community, and ultimately to change the culture.
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