top of page

WE ARE ALL ABOUT ARTESANOS

We're about artesanos (artisans) -  bakers and tamale-makers, the farmers and land caretakers. From the lush, green fields of Central America to our very own Denver streets, we love the makers of the things we love. We support short supply chains that keep more profits with producers and celebrate the human hands that grow, roast, weave and harvest the goods we sell.

IMG_0160

IMG_0160

external-file_edited

external-file_edited

external-file_edited

external-file_edited

IMG_8406

IMG_8406

Screen Shot 2024-02-27 at 9.55.16 AM

Screen Shot 2024-02-27 at 9.55.16 AM

B7DB1225-2726-4E13-B6F1-981109AACFC7

B7DB1225-2726-4E13-B6F1-981109AACFC7

IMG_8338

IMG_8338

IMG_4414

IMG_4414

IMG_6975

IMG_6975

ORIGIN COFFEE AND TEA


 

GENTO COFFEE, Guatemala City, Guatemala
100% badass women and third-generation family farmer-owned, Gento coffee is grown and roasted by Guatemalan farmers.  Gento, inspired by the word gente (people, in Spanish) is revolutionizing inefficient value chains by providing direct access to the best Guatemalan coffee produced 100% at origin.  This third generation Guatemalan family farmers work with producers in the best regions around the country, and perfectly roasts each one in small batches to bring out unique flavors. 10% of every bag sold is invested back into rural communities' education and nutrition projects. Read more about Gento on our blog!

 

"We are farmers ourselves, so we know what it takes to produce great coffee applying sustainable practices, we also understand the needs of our producing partners." ​

PARALELO 14  Antigua, Guatemala

A duo of young guys experimenting with flavor profiles, processing techniques, and FUN,  Paralelo 14 is roasting up unique flavors of Guatemalan Specialty Coffee.  

Operating out of Antigua, Paralelo 14  is focused on partnering with single origin small coffee producers to set a fair price that reflects their hard work. Luis Minas, a third generation young coffee producer, is the lead farmer and serves as a voice on current affairs in Guatemalan coffee system. Leonardo Girón, a Guatemalan-American with a background in beer brewing, is the lead roaster in Antigua and a great friend of Luis.  Their youth and eagerness to experiment have led to several new fermentation processing methods, with many more planned for the future.

Read more about Paralelo 14 on our blog

 

"At first as a coffee tour operator in Antigua, we began to see firsthand the challenges faced by small producers, namely that the scale of their work does not allow them to demand enough margin for their hard work and quality product."

CHICA BEAN  Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala

Bringing delicious flavors from Jalapa in the Eastern part of Guatemala, Chica Bean is a Guatemalan specialty coffee business. Produced by women, roasted at origin, and delivered direct trade to partners across the world. They're breaking industry norms by roasting at origin in Guatemala, just miles from where the coffee is produced. This creates a shared-value model that ensures everyone - including smallholder female coffee producers - wins. 

 

"Our model ensures that our customers get the amazing coffee they deserve while our producers and community are paid just prices."

LOVE&TEA Totonicapan, Guatemala

This women-owned cooperative brings us medicinal, artisanal teas from the western highlands of Guatemala.  These lady farmers in the Guatemalan highlands  owns 100% of their supply chain, growing all the herbs, flowers and teas, drying and processing in their greenhouse, designing the unique blends for medicinal benefits, and shipping to us.  These are artisanal blends you can't find anywhere else in Denver, and grown with the loving Mayan spirit of  Totonicapan.  

"From the land to your cup, with love."