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.

Photo of some young girls of El Porvenir, smiling
Photo of a bag of 43 Families Coffee