Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
acres in Reno, NV
1 miles to market
.7 miles as the crow flies
We source coffee globally, making a concerted effort to create lasting relationships, both with the importers we use and when possible, directly with the producers. Our work currently involves heavy involvement with coffee producers in Guatemala, investing in community development and granting better market access, and we intend to expand that program across multiple producing regions in the coming years.
As a roasting operation, we place a high priority on our sourcing ethos. Director of Coffee David Wilson lived in Guatemala for a year, as a member of a non-profit coffee importer working with small coffee-producing communities. The connections from that experience have allowed us to go deeper with our sourcing than most roasters are able, using those in-built connections to communities that otherwise wouldn’t have market access. Our goals are to expand those origin connections and use our buying power (50,000+ pounds per year and growing) to have a meaningful impact in communities that may not have other opportunities for commercialization of their product.