Sweet medium body with citrus acidity and notes of caramel, peach, almonds, and red fruits. Aftertaste of cocoa and dried nuts.
Creamy body with citric acidity and notes of hazelnut, red fruits (cherry), and raw sugar cane.
Smooth body with medium acidity and notes of caramel, green apple and yellow fruits.
Native Root founder Ervin Liz grew up seeing the injustices of the coffee trade, where farmers didn't get paid enough to provide for their families. He wanted to start a business that gave the farmers what they earned – good wages and credit for their hard work. For coffee lovers who want to bring more intentionality to their daily cup, Native Root is a company that connects you to the people who make your coffee possible.
Yes, we pay them 10% more... But that's not where we stop. For many coffee farmers, it's about more than money. It's about dignity and pride in work. That's why their faces are the face of Native Root. By telling their stories, geo-sourcing our beans, and naming the Nasa reservations where they live, we seek to uplift and empower these incredible people - through pay and through pride.
Luis Diaz is a second-generation Nasa indigenous coffee farmer from the Togoima Reservation. He has been farming for over 30 years, growing caturra and Colombia varietals on his farm. He also grows hard wood trees, which are good for shade, and nitrogen fixating trees that are related to the legumes. Luis has been improving his processing methods and thus achieving higher and higher quality coffees. We are proud to be working with Luis.