The name 43 Families Coffee comes from the El Porvenir Coffee Co-operative in the mountains of northwest Nicaragua. Members of this co-op (former Sandinista, Contra and Somoza fighters, all parties to the country’s brutal civil war) are now a model of social reconciliation. United by their poverty, these 43 families grow some of the world’s best organic, shade-grown coffee.
Their-Bucks Coffee roasts and distributes a portion of El Porvenir coffee under the 43 Families label. It is presently available in Full City and French roasts in the Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina, markets.