Local & Fair-Trade
These coffee companies focus on sustainable sourcing – and they’re our neighbors, too.
Founded by Sam Patti in 1988 on Smallman Street in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, La Prima Espresso offers organic options, is Fair Trade certified and roasts some of the finest coffees available. One dollar from every pound of their “Rachel Carson” blend sold is given to Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.
Solstice Roasters has served Cleveland for over a quarter-century. The coffees that are roasted and distributed by Solstice are acquired through Direct Trade means. All coffees are paid for the year before harvesting, at a price that allows for a living wage to be paid to the people laboring in the fields to harvest and process.
Crimson Cup has roasted exceptional craft and specialty coffees in Columbus since 1991. Their Friend2Farmer program goes far beyond Fair Trade. They help provide a better quality of life for the farmers, their families and their communities.
Limelight Coffee Roasters is a small, handcrafted coffee roasting company located in Indianapolis, Indiana. They roast sustainably grown Arabica beans from around the world and support farmers who focus on quality while caring for the environment and their community. Locally, they strive to provide our community with a diverse variety of coffees.