Higher Grounds

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    High quality coffee is sustainable only through a human-centric approach. It's a simple idea. And as we like to think of it, our secret recipe for the best cup of coffee in the world.
    Our circle model. We provide coffee drinkers with the opportunity to engage in a cycle that begins at, and returns to, our partners in coffee-growing regions. We’re fully engaged in that cycle, sourcing coffee directly from farmers through ownership of our importer Cooperative Coffees and circling back to the farmers and their communities via our sister nonprofit, On the Ground.
    Higher Grounds donates 1% of our sales to On the Ground, our partner nonprofit. On the Ground empowers coffee farming communities through gender and social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic security.

    HQTraverse City, US

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    Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)14
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    Higher Grounds has an office in Traverse City
    Traverse City, US (HQ)
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    Acidity in Coffee: Friend or Foe?

    Fruity, tangy, sparkling, citrusy, vibrant. Or should we say sour, sharp, tart, pungent, harsh? It can be difficult to know if the words we use to describe coffee mean the same thing to everyone. For many baristas and other folks who work in specialty coffee, acidity in coffee is a prize, a treat, a…

    6 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds in your Garden

    There's nothing like coffee for a quick pick-me-up in the morning. Your plants could also use a coffee boost once in a while. The gardening section of your nearest big-box store offers plenty of products, but those can get expensive fast. If you’re in the market for a natural, free garden booster, c…

    On the Ground Update: Gender Equity in DRC

    This project update comes to us from board members of On the Ground, Higher Grounds' partner nonprofit working on sustainable development in coffee growing regions.More

    3 Sustainable Tips for Enjoying Your Coffee Fresh

    Learn how to optimize the freshness of your coffee and avoid waste.More

    The Climate, Carbon, and Coffee Initiative

    Higher Grounds is one of 23 North American roasters who collectively own Cooperative Coffees, our green coffee importer. The original version of this post originally appeared on Cooperative Coffees' blog and was written by CC's Sustainability Director, Monika Firl. It has been edited for clarity. //…

    Quality from Seed to Cup: All about Roasting Coffee

    Coffee roasting is a delicate art and a complex science, and it’s a process that we’re continually learning more about. Over the past decade plus, we’ve grown from two people using a borrowed roaster and packaging coffee in a basement into a full-blown roaster-retailer with a team of 20 who work ti…
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    Higher Grounds Frequently Asked Questions

    • How many employees does Higher Grounds have?

      Higher Grounds has 14 employees.

    • Who are Higher Grounds competitors?

      Competitors of Higher Grounds include Prosperity Candle, Lafes and einhorn.

    • Where is Higher Grounds headquarters?

      Higher Grounds headquarters is located at 806 Red Dr, Traverse City.

    • Where are Higher Grounds offices?

      Higher Grounds has an office in Traverse City.

    • How many offices does Higher Grounds have?

      Higher Grounds has 1 office.