It's not news that I love coffee (and tacos, too), so when the kind people at Fara Coffee offered me the opportunity to review their product for my blog, I jumped at the chance. Not only did their coffee selections sound right up my alley, but also they are a cause-oriented company, which really made me stoked to learn more about their Austin-based brand.
The coffee itself was delicious. I tried the French Roast, which is a departure from my usual coffee preference, but this particular roast was delicious and robust without being overly rich - I didn't even have to add almond milk or sweetener like I usually do because the taste of the coffee easily stood on its own. I'd love to try the Breakfast Blend next, as that's the type of coffee (light and mild but still super flavorful) that I typically gravitate towards. I have no doubt that it will be equally as tasty.
Perhaps even more delicious than the coffee itself is the fact that Fara prides itself on being socially responsible. The coffee is roasted in Austin but the beans are grown and harvested on family-owned farms in Nicaragua. I think this blurb from their marketing materials really sums up the company's mission:
"Not only do we pride ourselves on our high quality, small batch roasted coffee, but the proceeds help fund the Fara Foundation, which supports the Fara Clinic in Matagalpa, Nicaragua; an elementary school [in the same area]; scholarships for promising youth in Nicaragua; an elderly care facility; and food assistance programs."
How great is that? Additionally, Fara Coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that they comply with standards set in place to conserve ecosystems, protect wildlife, and provide fair and safe working conditions for workers (all of whom receive free health care at the Fara Clinic!). This is definitely a cup of coffee that you can feel good about drinking.
Dallas folks can buy Fara Coffee at Central Market, Sprouts, and Whole Foods, and those of you who live outside of Texas can shop for your beans (or Keurig pods) online. This coffee is definitely going to become part of our morning caffeination routine!
P.S. My favorite mug, pictured alongside the coffee, was a birthday gift from Karli via Lindsay Letters - I love it!