The Gaviña family traces our history with coffee all the way back to 19th-century Cuba, when we were growing coffee ourselves. Coffee sustainability is very important to us, and we value the diligent efforts of the farmers who supply our green coffee.
We are dedicated to assisting our green coffee farmers. Our family supports coffee growing communities by helping smallholder farmers be stewards of their own land and better respond to some of the challenges they face every day.
Technical Assistance for Better Coffee Growing
We are working with Hanns R. Neumann Foundation and Rothfos Corporation to provide technical assistance that will directly benefit 100 smallholder farmers in Guatemala. This four-year project trains farmers to employ sustainable farming techniques, improve production quality and capacity, increase household income, and gain access to resource infrastructure.
Infrastructure Development for Coffee Communities
Our family has launched an international outreach program to improve quality of life and increase social and economic development in coffee farming communities around the Coffee Belt. With our most recent project, we are building a central coffee processing wet mill with Cooperativa de Caficultores de Andes in Colombia. This is a five-year project that will directly benefit the livelihood of 600 smallholder farmers, help them better adapt to climate change and reduce environmental carbon footprint. Other projects include remote learning and “adopt a school” projects in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Mexico.
Pre-Harvest Loans for Coffee Growers
We are working with financial organizations and lenders to make loans more accessible to farmers. Through this network of trusted partners, we are striving to help farmers make timely, crucial investments in the profitability and productivity of their farms. That way, they can grow their business at the same time they are growing coffee for us!