Queen City Coffee - Bella Vista Whole Bean - 12ozPasture Provisions Co
Pasture Provisions is excited to be partnering with Queen City Coffee to provide sustainable coffees sourced from the world's best coffee-growing regions across the Americas and Africa. We choose Queen City Coffee as our coffee partner because we share many of the same principles including supporting sustainable farming and forming direct and lasting partnerships directly with the farmers.
- Bella Vista (Mexico)
- To say we’re excited to be roasting this coffee is an understatement. Sourced from 168 family-owned farms located in communities within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, this coffee is the labor of love of Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia. Rosalba, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping women producers with small plots of land (averaging 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her community’s coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly. She also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers’ bags, which has eliminated the cost of replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve livelihoods for their families.
This is the third year that the Mayan Harvest Women’s Group has exported coffee. Through Mayan Harvest’s system of traceability and improved premiums returned directly to the women, this coffee recognizes their work and gives them financial empowerment and the ability to continue agricultural traditions long held in the Bella Vista community.
More about Queen City Coffee:
WE BELIEVE THAT HONEST RELATIONSHIPS, FROM FARMERS TO CONSUMERS, ACHIEVE AN EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE COFFEE SUPPLY CHAIN.
In many ways, Queen City started in the mid-2000s while we worked, researched, and played in rural Africa. From Zimbabwe to Rwanda, we spent nearly a decade coordinating humanitarian programs, organizing research projects, and kicking around on humble soccer fields with friends. We learned about community in Africa — real, honest community.
Life eventually brought us back to our roots, back to Colorado and the great city of Denver. Along the way, we indulged our passion for coffee by moonlighting as baristas and roasters, and this made our next project an easy progression — we love our farmer friends + we love our city, the Queen City of the Plains + we love coffee — so we started a company that combines all these things!
Collective coffee means we’re doing this together — we have real, tangible connection with our coffee farmers; we know the conditions of their production; we then small-batch roast their coffee in the city we love and we proudly serve it in Denver’s historic Baker neighborhood. We believe everyone is welcome to this ragtag group because good coffee should build the collective good.