From The Roaster
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT ONE VILLAGE COFFEE
As one of the founding certified B Corporation companies in the country, One Village Coffee has always used the power of business to support social and environmental sustainability. One of their most recent accomplishments was transitioning their 12oz bags to compostable material.
They work hard at what they do and recognize that others do the same, and they also believe everyone deserves a great cup of coffee, and they do their best to produce it.
A group of family and friends visited Africa and Honduras in the early 2000’s and saw the power of a village – a community of people working together to better themselves and those around them. Through coffee, which has amazing powers to connect people, they quickly began creating a village of their own.
Thus, One Village Coffee was born.
They started on a 5lb roaster in the basement of their owner’s farmhouse, weighing bags by hand, roasting once per week. As people continued to connect to their story, they outgrew the basement, moved to the garage, and into their current facility in 2009.
One Village Coffee is a family business made up of an eleven-person team (and growing). They are inspired by seeing their community thrive – whether that’s educating people on how to brew a better cup at home, helping their customer design and open a successful café, working with farmers in Honduras to construct beehives, or providing enough coffee for over 100,000 homeless people in Philly.
Passion for coffee and the village that surrounds them continues to drive them forward in sourcing and roasting an amazing cup. One Village Coffee is located in a small town about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. Even though the area has several great roasters, coffee shops are few and far between. So, One Village Coffee opened a grab-and-go station for the local community. They get people near and far stopping in for a cup.
They also open up their roastery once a month for public tours in hopes to educate people on coffee in general and provide ways for locals to get to know more about specialty coffee and what it has to offer.