Higher Grounds

Higher Grounds Trading Co. roasts fair trade and organic coffee from around the world. We stick to high standards not only for ethical and environmental reasons, but also because we're obsessed with quality: we believe these standards produce the best-quality coffees around. Our close relationships with farmers help us bring delicious coffee from the field to your cup.

Our Best Selling Items

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Funky Mamacita Medium-Dark Blend

Enjoying a cult following, this blend commemorates our founding coffee bar manager and friend Alita, the first HG employee to have a baby while employed here.

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Mexican Maya Vinic Medium Roast

Our flagship coffee, Maya Vinic represents the seed of friendship that grew into Higher Grounds. Rooted in the relationship between HG’s owner and director Chris Treter and former Maya Vinic president Jose Perez Vazquez, it’s a partnership that has formed the very foundation of our identity: a commitment to long term, mutually beneficial trade relationships and a tireless commitment to peaceful, resilient, and sustainable communities. Partners since: 2003

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Sumatran Permata Gayo Dark Roast

By consolidating the entire process, from farmer to export, under one roof, Permata Gayo can control their quality with great control over each step. Their ultimate objective is to support individual farmers with significant profit. The iconic profile of Sumatran coffee makes it an irreplaceable product among our offerings, both as single-origin and in blends. Partners since: 2010

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