Rooted in relationships and growing on a vision of global betterment.
Our longstanding relationships in coffee communities have paved the path for many projects at coffee origin and beyond. From our first direct trade shipment from La Hilda Estate in Costa Rica & our first project 1999 with Finca El Paternal in Guatemala it was clear that our customers saw a strong connection between communities abroad in need and their cup of coffee.
Every year we commit resources to a global project supporting a community in need. We are greatly influenced be the United Nations Millennium Development goals which pledge to free all people from extreme poverty by 2015.
Portland Roasting Coffee helped found Portland’s Walk for Water held each year on the Portland waterfront. Now we collaborate with Portland Global Initiatives to raise awareness of the growing global water crisis and to fund water wells in sub-Saharan African communities. Through local community participation we can provide much needed water and sanitation for those who lack these basics.
Your purchases have helped support us in community projects at all ends of the globe. Together, we have planted shade trees in El Salvador, provided school supplies for an orphanage in Sumatra and placed water wells in East Africa.