Our co-founder Jeff’s passion for coffee led him to East Africa where he met and worked with local small-scale farmers. These farmers and their families have distinct knowledge of their native land’s climate and agricultural traditions for generations. By working directly with them we can contribute to supporting their practices, culture and continued economic success.
Civilized Coffee has built trusted and respectful relationships with the individual producers and coffee co-ops throughout the East African region. Our transparent direct trade practices have given us the opportunity to maintain high quality standards and fair price from farmer to consumer.