Our May 1st launch was the post for Florio Cafe and Bakery. For their post picture we had Trailhead Coffee Roasters which they are quite proud to serve. Trailhead Coffee Roasters launched January 2009 and made it into Whole Foods Markets on May 24, 2009 then added other stores later which I think is pretty impressive.
Of course they roast some of the finest coffee from around the world including Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and Guatemala but what separates them from others is their pledge and partnership with Cafe Femenino.
Today, the Café Femenino Coffee Project is a social program for women coffee producers in rural communities around the world. More than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru are active in the project to achieve empowerment, build social and support networks, and earn incomes through the production and sale of the Café Femenino Coffee. The success of the Project initiated the creation of The Café Femenino Foundation, which provides grants to select programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities around the world.
Besides buying beans from Cafe Femenino, Trailhead Coffee Roasters also gives a percentage of profits to the Cafe Femenino Foundation. And if that wasn’t enough of a good deed they just keep going.
Committed to Community
Here in Portland, you’ll find them giving back to our community by offering their coffees at many bicycle-related events, from cyclocross races to the Shift to Bike’s Breakfast on the Bridges monthly event where they serve coffee and pastries to bicycle commuters.
Committed to the Environment
They minimize their carbon footprint by conducting all business activity, where possible, by cargo and commuter bike. Their roaster utilizes a novel and energy-efficient smoke mitigation technique called an electrostatic precipitator.
I love supporting Oregon businesses. Trailhead Coffee Roasters is exactly why I started this site. I love that so many are trying to do good things while still serving a product people want. If I can expose at least one person each day to a great company like this my late hours of searching and writing posts will be worth it.
If you want to try Trailhead coffee you can go to Florio Cafe and Bakery, their pastries are ridiculously good, or find them at any of these Farmers Markets, Cafes, and Grocery stores.