For the next month, the trike is featuring El Triunfo coffee, a single origin Mexican coffee, from the El Triunfo biosphere. There are special rules to farming in or near a biosphere.  Special care must be taken in the number of plants, their placement, and how they are fertilized.  This limited coffee release draws attention to the partnerships we are developing with farmers in Biospheres worldwide.  These relationships provide excellent coffee and promote excellent stewardship of our scarce natural resources.  Click-thru to learn more about the coffee and our ongoing projects. 

For the next month, the trike is featuring El Triunfo coffee, a single origin Mexican coffee, from the El Triunfo biosphere. There are special rules to farming in or near a biosphere.  Special care must be taken in the number of plants, their placement, and how they are fertilized.  This limited coffee release draws attention to the partnerships we are developing with farmers in Biospheres worldwide.  These relationships provide excellent coffee and promote excellent stewardship of our scarce natural resources.  Click-thru to learn more about the coffee and our ongoing projects. 

Nat Geo interactive coffee experience!

Follow the link to learn a whole lot about where your coffee comes from and how it gets into your cup!

Why ownership matters.

Since we’re a Coop and whatnot, we take the concept of ownership seriously.  Take a few minutes to read this wonderful story about what it means to have ownership in a coop. 

"At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, the economic crisis and growing inequality in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is a new documentary (to be released in July, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. The film couldn’t be more timely, as 2012 has been declared by the U.N. as the “International Year of the Cooperative.”


We’re a proud cooperative, we proudly work with other cooperatives, and we’re featured in the film!  Help them finish it at Kickstarter!

Looking for more trike riders!

Come hang out in the sun with us and meet friendly people!

woolsocksandcereal:

4.19.12: GOOD MORNING, MEDFORD!

She knows what’s good. 

woolsocksandcereal:

4.19.12: GOOD MORNING, MEDFORD!

She knows what’s good. 

That’s Mike, our Quality Control guy, in Ethiopia.  He wrote an article too! Scope it here. 

That’s Mike, our Quality Control guy, in Ethiopia.  He wrote an article too! Scope it here

What is clear and seems to be difficult to understand in the North is that a producer organization can never compete with a large plantation.

Santiago Paz, Co-Manager, CEPICAFE (The Piuran Coffee Growers Association), Peru. Read more here.
It’s getting hotter here in town so we brought the Iced Coffee back out.  It’s legit, and y’all seem to like it.  This container was full when I opened.  It was gone by the end of the day.  

It’s getting hotter here in town so we brought the Iced Coffee back out.  It’s legit, and y’all seem to like it.  This container was full when I opened.  It was gone by the end of the day.  

Where do your Bananas come from? Follow one of ours on a trip from the farm to your kitchen.