Three Generations of Transformation in Your Cup

Three Generations of Transformation in Your Cup

February 16, 2024

While Melissa is not a member of our San Lazaro farm team, her life story is greatly shaped by our work on the farm. At 23 years old, Melissa is the oldest of five children and lives with her mom, siblings, and her six-year-old son in a small home that her mother built.

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Brewing Joy: Coffee, the Universal Gift this Christmas

Brewing Joy: Coffee, the Universal Gift this Christmas

October 23, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves immersed in the delightful hustle and bustle of gift-giving. Selecting the perfect present for our loved ones can be a joyful challenge, but this year, there's one gift that transcends boundaries and brings comfort to all: coffee.

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Your Coffee Purchase is Life-Changing for Darwin

Your Coffee Purchase is Life-Changing for Darwin

September 26, 2023

San Lazaro Coffee has a moral commitment. In our business, we strive to restore and safeguard dignity for each one of our employees as well as the farming families that partner with us. One of those families is Darwin Gómez, his wife Yessica and their four young children. Darwin is 35 years old. He’s originally from the same mountain that San Lazaro Coffee calls home.

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Exploring the Richness of Honduran Coffee: Unveiling Caturra and Catimor Varieties

Exploring the Richness of Honduran Coffee: Unveiling Caturra and Catimor Varieties

August 17, 2023

In the world of specialty coffee, certain regions have garnered well-deserved recognition for producing beans that are simply exceptional. Honduras, often referred to as the "hidden gem" of the coffee world, is one such region that has been making a name for itself in recent years. Renowned for its unique flavor profiles and dedication to sustainable farming practices, Honduran coffee is captivating the taste buds of coffee enthusiasts worldwide. In this journey through the lush coffee fields of Honduras, let's take a closer look at two remarkable coffee varieties: Caturra and Catimor.

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Specialty Coffee vs. Grocery Store Coffee: Unraveling the Richness in Every Cup

Specialty Coffee vs. Grocery Store Coffee: Unraveling the Richness in Every Cup

August 03, 2023

In today's coffee landscape, two distinct categories have emerged: specialty coffee and the more common variety found in grocery stores. In this blog post, we'll explore the key differences between these two types of coffee, highlighting the unique characteristics that make specialty coffee a true delight for coffee aficionados.

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Creating a Ripple Effect Beyond the Farm

Creating a Ripple Effect Beyond the Farm

July 18, 2023

Ada Tercero is a 56-year-old homemaker, born and raised in the community of Guanijiquil in southern Honduras. Ada and her husband, Pilar, have a beautiful family of seven children and five grandchildren. Like many families in our region in Honduras, Ada’s family life has been marked with the struggles of generational poverty. In 2001, Ada, Pilar and their family relocated to the community of Las Flores in search of better job opportunities.

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The Rise of Cold Brew Coffee

The Rise of Cold Brew Coffee

July 14, 2023

Making cold brew coffee with your whole bean San Lazaro Coffee is a simple process. It involves steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water for an extended period of time. Here's a basic guide on how to make cold brew coffee.

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Disrupting the Predatory Coffee Industry

Disrupting the Predatory Coffee Industry

May 25, 2023

The 2020 forest fire that nearly destroyed the San Lazaro Coffee farm in Honduras was not an accident. While it wasn’t clear what or who had started the fire, it was very clear that it had been intentionally set. The same was true with the fires we put out in 2021, 2022, and the fire that we put out just a few weeks ago in the spring of 2023.

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Litza, A Young Woman with Dreams That WILL Come True

Litza, A Young Woman with Dreams That WILL Come True

April 19, 2023

At only 18 years old, Litza is one of the youngest women on our San Lazaro Coffee farm team. As  one of six sisters, her family has faced many difficulties due to poverty and limited opportunities in the area. But Litza has never given up on her dreams.

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How Nohelia Became Farm Manager

How Nohelia Became Farm Manager

January 24, 2023

As the youngest of seven siblings, Nohelia comes from humble beginnings. Her father was physically abusive to her mother, and when she was quite young, her parents separated. As a result, Nohelia and her siblings were raised by her single mother and her maternal grandmother.

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Trinidad's Job Creates a Ripple Effect for Her Six Daughters

Trinidad's Job Creates a Ripple Effect for Her Six Daughters

July 28, 2022

Trinidad is the youngest of 13 children and one of only two siblings who had the opportunity to attend primary school. Her first major accomplishment in life came at age eight when she got her first pair of shoes! This milestone afforded her many more opportunities in the years to come.

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Maria del Carmen: The Warrior Woman

Maria del Carmen: The Warrior Woman

May 12, 2022

Maria del Carmen's first dream in life came true at 12 years old when she got her first ever pair of shoes. Raised by loving but deeply impoverished parents, she never had an opportunity for an education and began trekking five hours daily with her siblings to try to sell eggs or corn and hopefully be able to survive to the next day.

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