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Cosmopolis: a city of different peoples and cultures.
The coffee world is a “cosmopolis” – a community of consumers and producers, interconnected and interdependent, that transcends borders and unites people around the world.
Cosmopolis Coffee begins with my great-uncle Raff, who was a farmer and leader from the Tolima, Colombia. Recognizing that coffee was ideally suited to the high and difficult terrain of his region, he not only planted it on his own farm, La Montaña, but also promoted it to other farmers. He recommended planting coffee together with other crops so that farmers would have diverse sources of income. And he understood that for the coffee industry to survive, consumers had to wake up to the “justice” of paying farmers a fair price.
Inspired by Raff’s ideas, Cosmopolis Coffee buys coffee primarily from small farmers and cooperatives, promoting sustainable agriculture through crop diversification and regenerative farming practices, and pays fair prices over and above prevailing fair trade benchmarks.
Once the green beans reach Portland, we roast them with care in small batches before sending them back out into the world to brighten days and bring people together over delicious cups of coffee.
Coffee. Community. Cosmos.