Ecuador | Galápagos
$25.00 USD $25.00 USD
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Farm Cup Gold | 100% Organic Arabica Coffee
Organic / Shade-grown / Rain-washed / Bird Friendly / Direct Trade
Our Ecuadorian coffee comes from a farm on Isla Santa Cruz of the Galápagos Islands. Owners and conservationists Scott and María Elena purchased this plot of land after it had been misused and stripped of its nature. Many invasive species had taken over the land with little hope of producing anything of substance. Their goal has been to restore the natural habitat of this part of the Galapagos Islands while preserving wildlife.
Going through the plantation, they had discovered dormant coffee bushes. They decided to nurture these plants to produce coffee and pour money back into the farm. From this, Lava Java was born. All profit made from selling their coffee has been reinvested back into the plantation and wages for the farmers. Since the restoration process, they have earned the badge of Bird Friendly Coffee, certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Birds Center. Recultivating the native species of plants and trees have provided homes and food for many species of birds on the island. Along with coffee plants, their farm is abundant with bananas, pineapples, and many other non-invasive species of fruits and vegetables. Lava Java has become synonymous with quality organic coffee and social responsibility.