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.

    TypePrivate
    HQTraverse City, US
    Websitehighergroundstrading.com

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    Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)17

    Higher Grounds Office Locations

    Higher Grounds has an office in Traverse City
    Traverse City, US (HQ)
    806 Red Dr
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    Farmer Feature: Eraldo Garcia of COMSA

    For the past few years, we've sourced a handful of single-farmer lots from within the COMSA cooperative in Marcala, Honduras. COMSA also provides the coffee we use in our Funky Mamacita blend, French roast, and Gran's Blend. Currently we have four outstanding COMSA microlots rounding out our Apex Se…

    3 Ways to Cold Brew Coffee

    Any way you accomplish it, cold brewing is an excellent way to enjoy your Higher Grounds coffee this summer.More

    Saveur du Kivu - DRC Coffee on the Rise

    Saveur du Kivu (SduK) is a celebration of the reemergence of coffee in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the specialty coffee cupping competition and annual meeting for representatives throughout the international supply chain, the event supports the construction of DRC’s specialty coffee industr…

    The Congo Comeback

    The “Congo Comeback” showcases how an inclusive, collaborative, and equitable market system translates to stronger, more resilient, and diverse value chains.More

    6 Reasons COMSA Rocks

    Jennifer traveled to Marcala, Honduras during the third week of March to visit our partner farmers at COMSA with a group of other roasters and staff from Coop Coffees.More

    Peru Meets Sumatra in Montreal

    Last week, our director of coffee Jennifer (on the bottom shelf in the group shot above!) attended a producer-roaster quality exchange at Cooperative Coffees' headquarters in Montreal (Coop Coffees is the importer we co-own with 22 other North American coffee roasting companies). There she met with…
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    Higher Grounds Frequently Asked Questions

    • How many employees does Higher Grounds have?

      Higher Grounds has 17 employees.

    • Who are Higher Grounds competitors?

      Competitors of Higher Grounds include Traditional Medicinals, Equator Coffees & Teas and Farm Brothers.

    • 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.