Bettr Coffee Co.
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers are a direct trade social enterprise that connects coffee farmers with roasters to improve quality and promote sustainability. Quality-obsessed and committed to pioneering new technologies and methods in order to achieve new levels of consistently-high cup qualities, the company also runs its own farm – Finca Idealista.
Finca Idealista invests in volcanic filters to protect the environment from the run-off produced by the coffee washing process. The volcanic material is obtained from Masaya, one of the country’s volcanic regions. While the best coffee cherries are used to make coffee cherry tea, the remaining by-products from the harvest are used as nutrients for the crops on the plantation, ensuring waste minimisation.
Apart from its commitment to ecologically sound and zero-waste practices, Gold Mountain Coffee also supports the growth and development of the community through a range of sustainable development initiatives. Water is provided to schools far from utility grids, as are
textbooks, desks, libraries, and other educational necessities. Free computing classes for youths in the community (with a female attendance of 90%) have also been organised and scholarships as well as medical supplies sponsored. In fact they are constantly looking out for new initiatives based on assessments of current and changing needs in the community.