Peace Coffee was born out of a late-night conversation between the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and a group of Mexican farmers.
Since 1996, when Peace Coffee got 38,000 pounds of Mexican Coffee, the Twin Cities based company has grown dramatically. While many companies source their beans via a broker’s cupping table, having gone straight to the source the first time, Peace Coffee continues to go straight to the source. To further those goals, they co-founded an importing co-op, Cooperative Coffees, which allows them to buy their fair trade, organic beans directly from the farmers who grow them.
The efforts of everyone who roasts, packages, and delivers their beans are focused on highlighting and preserving the best in each unique coffee. The Peace Coffee crew of dedicated baristas complete their supply chain, ushering their stewardship of the bean to its conclusion: a finely crafted cup.