Coffee has become an international language, especially among, but not limited to, the hipster crowd. Peoplehave flocked toward more than syrupy coffee beverages, and more recently to high-end, specialty micro roasts, brimming with unique origin notes and exotic flavor combinations. Go into any small, stand-alone coffeeshop and you will get a full-on barista production while watching your brew.
Before there can be “art,” however, there is “heart”—the commitment and expertise of small lot coffee producers, who historically have not gotten much for their tireless efforts.
That’s where Share Collective comes in. It’s a rather new company with a huge desire to open the doors of global markets and help the small producers build their capacities to have a respectable return for their coffees. The “Share” difference sees coffee as a bridge between the “third world” and “your world”—and wants to introduce coffee lovers to the amazing people behind the Certified Organic and Fair Trade beans.
As its motto “Changing the world one cup at a time” suggests, Share Collective is more than just a good story and a few compelling photographs. Founder and master roaster, Steve Helm (a.k.a. the Javapastor), has spent years cultivating relationships, developing farm schools, creating local enterprise and shuttling medical and educational professionals to these small, poor communities. National leaders as well as international heads of state have acknowledged his work.
Help change generations simply by going to www.ShareRoastery.com, selecting an origin, a roast intensity, and your coffee purchase is rushed to your door by USPS Priority mail. It’s some of the most aromatic coffee you have ever experienced, and tells great stories of emerging hope from hard places.
Drink coffee. Help people.