Making great coffee is a lot of hard work.

Barefoot CARES about the hard working men and women who harvest coffee beans. Roasters visit micro farms around the world to learn about the nuances that make those farms special. Then the team buys beans directly from those farms which helps ensure they are treated ethically and paid fairly.

THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY has lead the team to believe that you really do get what you pay for, and having a bag on the shelf stamped Fair Trade simply isn’t good enough. Direct Trade sourcing has allowed Barefoot to positively effect coffee quality at the cultivation level, while being able to pay producers at least 25% above the Fair Trade export price.

SUSTAINABLE SPECIALTY COFFEE results from the partners’ conscientious cultivation.  Farmers for the Dominion Yirgacheffe, for example, use coffee cherry pulp to grow shiitake mushrooms and compost as feed for animals leaving virtually no footprint.


Producer: Luis Pascoal
Farm: Daterra

El Salvador

Producer: Robert Dumont
Farms: Finca Malacara


Producer: Mike Stemm
Farm: Dominion Station


Producer: Edwin Martinez
Farm: Finca Vista Hermosa

Producer: Juan Diego de La Cerda
Farm: El Socorro


Producer: Luis Alberto Ballardez
Farm: Las Segovias